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Canada 2019 Year of the Pig Chinese Lunar Zodiac $15 Lotus Shaped Scalloped Pure Silver Proof L09

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Celebrate the intelligent, loyal and confident Year of the Pig in 2019 with this stunningly dramatic, unusually-shaped pure silver scalloped lotus proof, which depicts a smiling, friendly pig frolicking beneath the good-luck peony and magnolia blossoms!

According to the Chinese lunar zodiac, 2019 is the Year of the happy-go-lucky Pig, a resourceful creature known for being observant, intelligent, and confident. Playful and loyal, the Pig will always stay by your side. Celebrate the Year of the Pig with this precious silver coin!

This friendly and intelligent 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 Pig with this pure silver, scallop-shaped proof that pays tribute to all who are born under the porcine sign, featuring a smiling oinker!

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A cute pig smilesThe Year of the Pig
Those born in the years 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, and 2019 celebrate the Year of the Pig. According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Pig are said to exhibit that animal’s attributes. At first glance the personality of the pig might appear unrefined, but scratch the surface and you'll find a heart of gold. A person born in the Year of the Pig is one of the most kind and loyal friends you could ever hope for. You can turn to this friend when things get tough. Eternally helpful, the Pig is an excellent listener and with take up your cause with incredible resolve. Even if you're in the wrong, he won't have the heart to tell you. After all, the peace-loving pig hates a quarrel!


An Original Work of Art!
Designed by Three Degrees Creative, this scallop-edged coin commemorates 2019 as the Year of the Pig by depicting a pleasing profile of the smiling Pig. This portrait highlights the animal’s traditional character and associations in Chinese astrology: friendship, courage, confidence, and resourcefulness. In this treatment, the happy-go-lucky Pig is surrounded by a semi-circle of lovely good-luck blossoms. In the polished field above the central image is the Chinese character for “pig.”

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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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Obverse
Designed by Three Degrees Creative, this scallop-edged coin commemorates 2019 as the Year of the Pig by depicting a pleasing profile of the smiling Pig. This portrait highlights the animal’s traditional character and associations in Chinese astrology: friendship, courage, confidence, and resourcefulness. In this treatment, the happy-go-lucky Pig is surrounded by a semi-circle of lovely good-luck blossoms. In the polished field above the central image is the Chinese character for “pig.” 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 2019
   
Face Value 15 Dollars
Weight 26.7 g
Diameter 38.00 mm
Mintage Limit     15,888
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Plain
   
Artist Three Degrees Creative Group
Certificate Individually Numbered



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