A new design from the Royal Canadian Mint, this 1/10 oz Gold coin showcases a series of images representing the Five Blessings of traditional Chinese culture. In Chinese tradition, the Five Blessings encompass all aspects of life.
- Contains 1/10 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
- Multiples of 50 will come in a mint tube. Individual coins come in a protective plastic flip.
- Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
- Obverse: Right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and face value.
- Reverse: Features animals that are representative of five important blessings in traditional Chinese culture: * "May your wishes come true" - the Bat.
* "May you have speedy success" - the Deer.
* "May every year bring a surplus" - the Crane.
* "May flowers bloom for prosperity" - the Magpie.
* "May your stock turn over like a spinning wheel" symbolized by the Chinese character for "good fortune."
This beautiful Gold coin would make a great collectible for yourself or a perfect gift for any loved one you wish blessings upon. Add the 1/10 oz Gold $5 Five Blessings coin to your cart today!
In 2013, a security feature was introduced into the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin to ensure its authenticity: a textured maple leaf, micro-engraved with the year of issue using laser technology that is only visible only under magnification. In 2015, radial lines were added to the coin to make it even more secure and resistant to counterfeiting. Additionally, every line pattern is unique to each coin and creates a specific light-diffracting pattern, adding to the beauty of this classic Gold bullion coin.
In 1908, Canadian Governor General Earl Gray struck the first domestically produced coin at the Royal Canadian Mint. Later, in 1931, the British government transferred the institution solely into Canadian hands, permanently eliminating any involvement from The Crown. The creation of the new Royal Canadian Mint coincided with a Gold boom in British Columbia and the Yukon. To refine the vast amounts of raw Gold being mined, there needed to be a way to treat the Gold without shipping it all the way to the United Kingdom, so in 1911, the Canadian Mint finished its original refinery in Ottawa. Years later in 1982, the Royal Canadian Mint became the first refinery to manufacture .9999 fine Gold bullion coins. In 1999 it became the first mint to ever achieve .99999 fine Gold purity.