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Canada 2018 Year of the Dog - Shar Pei Chinese Lunar Zodiac $15 Lotus Shaped Scalloped Pure Silver Proof L08

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Celebrate the loyal and friendly Year of the Dog in 2018 with this stunningly dramatic, unusually-shaped pure silver scalloped lotus proof, which depicts a Chinese shar pei and magnolia blossoms!

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According to the Chinese lunar zodiac, 2018 is the year of “Man’s Best Friend,” the dog! Those born under the sign of the Dog are loyal guardians and honest friends who are eternally compassionate. The Dog lives by a high moral code and can always be counted on for his or her honesty. They possess boundless energy, energy, but this bighearted soul is always eager to lend a hand. The Dog is a pleasure to be around, always showering family and friends with kindness, support and love.

This tenacious and brave animal is made all the more desirable by the Royal Canadian Mint's innovative lotus-shaped pure silver proof, dramatically rendered by the fine engravers at the Mint in precious silver! Celebrate the Year of the Dog with this pure silver, scallop-shaped proof that pays tribute to all who are born under the sign of the canine, featuring a Chinese shar pei!

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A loyal German Shepherd The Year of the Dog - Loyal, Friendly Intelligent!
Centuries ago, the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar (rather than the solar) cycle. There are twelve animals in the Chinese lunar zodiac, each corresponding in sequence to a year rather than a month.

Those born in the years 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018 celebrate the Year of the Dog - man's best friend! According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Dog are said to exhibit that animal’s attributes.  They are loyal, honest, intelligent, straightforward and faithful, and possess a strong sense of righteousness. 

This is the ninth annual release in the Lunar Zodiac Lotus Proofs series from Canada!


An Original Work of Art!
A loyal German ShepherdThe design commemorates 2018 as the Year of the Dog by emphasizing the noble character of its representative animal. Viewed in side profile, the shar pei is the very image of a faithful protector and courageous companion as it looks beyond the coin’s scalloped rim. Beneath its muzzle we find the engraved Chinese character for “dog,” while the timeless beauty of magnolia blossoms adds an ornamental flourish on the left side of the coin. These ancient blooms are also symbolic, however, for they represent nobility and purity, so are a fitting floral tribute to a sign associated with some of humanity’s more virtuous qualities.

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Technology Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This fine silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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An intelligent, loyal and hard-working German Shepherd Dog, one of the Working Dogs.Obverse
The design commemorates 2018 as the Year of the Dogby emphasizing the noble character of its representative animal. Viewed in side profile, the shar pei is the very image of a faithful protector and courageous companion as it looks beyond the coin’s scalloped rim. Beneath its muzzle we find the engraved Chinese character for “dog,” while the timeless beauty of magnolia blossoms adds an ornamental flourish on the left side of the coin. There are no legends on the obverse to detract from the power and the beauty of the dramatic design.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and the denomination also appear.

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Packaging

The coin is encapsulated inside an exquisite, silver satin brocade, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a red outer sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.


Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 15 Dollars
Weight 26.51 g
Diameter 38.00 mm
Mintage Limit     18,888
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Plain
   
Artist Three Degrees Creative Group
Certificate Individually Numbered



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