A harbinger of spring, the swallow is a joyful symbol of success, happiness, and family—important elements for a life of harmony, a most benevolent blessing to bestow upon a friend or loved one. This scallop-shaped, gold-plated coin carries a joyous message on its beautifully engraved reverse, which invites peace and balance into the life of its recipient.
A stylish addition to your Chinese-inspired collection or a meaningful gift that bestows a special blessing upon its recipient. Order today!
AUSPICIOUS "8"! Mintage limited to 4,888 and your coin costs $118.88; both auspicious numbers, since "8" is considered to be very lucky!
A SPECIAL SHAPE! Your scallop-shaped coin honours a longstanding cultural tradition in Chinese-Canadian communities.
"P" MARK ON OBVERSE INDICATES FULLY GOLD-PLATED! Both sides of your coin are fully gold-plated, as indicated by the "P" mark on the obverse. This is a unique way for you to enjoy the rich gleam of a gold coin but for size and affordability of a pure silver one!
INCLUDES THE FIVE BLESSINGS! The five petals on the plum blossom symbolize the Five Blessings: longevity, fortune, health, virtue, and dying a natural death.
INCLUDES CHINESE CHARACTERS! Your coin includes the Chinese characters for "harmony" and for "Canada"!
SYMBOLIC ELEMENTS, STYLIZED ART! The stylized image on your coin's reverse combines a number of traditional symbols and motifs that hold special significance.
A SPECIAL KEEPSAKE, A HEARTFELT WISH! This coin is a stylish addition to your Chinese-inspired collection, or a very meaningful gift that bestows a special blessing upon its recipient.
INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
- NO GST/HST!
On your fully gold-plated reverse, the stylized image by Aries Cheung centres on a pair of swallows, a beloved bird that represents harmony—in love, in families and the community, and in nature itself. This migratory bird is traditionally revered as a symbol of spring, thus it is shown with plum blossoms, whose five petals symbolize the Five Blessings: longevity, fortune, health, virtue and dying a natural death. The birds and flowers bask in the warming rays of the sun, which bears the Chinese characters for "harmony". The face value "15 DOLLARS", the year "2018", the word "CANADA" and the Chinese characters for "CANADA" are all engraved within the outer band that frames the image field. The gold-plated obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.