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2015 Canada $150 Blessings of Prosperity Pure Gold Coin (No Tax)

2015 Canada $150 Blessings of Prosperity Pure Gold Coin (No Tax)


 
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2015 Canada $150 Blessings of Prosperity Pure Gold Coin (No Tax)

Filled with beautiful, thought-provoking symbolism, blessings have long been an important part of traditional Chinese culture around the world and in Chinese-Canadian communities. Along with good luck and longevity, ancient Chinese beliefs held that prosperity was one of life's greatest blessings and a cornerstone for the ideal life.

A blessing for prosperity—such as the one conferred by this coin on its owner—bestows upon the recipient a sincere wish for their success and fortune, and a greater hope for continued happiness.

In Chinese tradition and in Feng Shui, the ox is an agriculture-based emblem that symbolises a bountiful harvest in the year ahead and an accumulation of wealth. Here, it is depicted in the centre of the coin's reverse image with a belt of five coins, along with the Chinese symbol for "prosperity" engraved in the upper left corner—all elements that are symbolic within this blessing of prosperity for the coming year, and many more to come.

About the Design:
The design by Canadian artist Simon Ng confers upon the owner a blessing for prosperity. In the centre of the image stands one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac: the ox. Long used in agriculture and for heavy tasks, this animal’s patience and hard work are believed to result in success; it is also a spring emblem that represents a bountiful harvest for the year ahead, with an accumulation of wealth. Here, this auspicious symbol is an image of strength as it steadily moves along the landscape; its belt of five coins is particularly fitting given that coins represent money (and thus, prosperity), while the number "5" is associated with blessings for a balanced life. To the left of the ox, the Chinese symbol conveys the blessing for a "prosperous" year ahead.

Specifications:
No: 143257
Mintage: 888
Composition: 99.999% pure gold
Finish: proof
Weight (g): 10.4
Diameter (mm): 22.5
Edge: plain
Certificate: serialized
Face value: 150 dollars CAD
Artist: Simon Ng (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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