Coin "Maple of Happiness"

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Name Maple of Happiness
Presented by Royal Canadian Mint
Nominal value 15 dollars
Metal Silver 999,9°
Thickness 3,2
Mintage 8888
Production quality Proof, insert: hologram
Description of obverse and reverse A magpie, China’s “Bird of Happiness,” hovers joyfully above a vivid tapestry of lotus blooms—a symbol of prolonged luck, success, and happiness. At the centre of this charming image lies a selective hologram of a maple leaf. Embossed at the bottom of the reverse design is the word “Canada” as well as the face value of “15 Dollars” and the year “2011.” The obverse design by Susanna Blunt features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
A brief annotation Hope for success, happiness, and good fortune are important markers of Chinese culture that have helped to build strong and vibrant Chinese communities across Canada. A celebration of the unique heritage of Chinese Canadians and an appreciation for this ancient culture, its customs and vibrant traditions, this coin focuses the great Chinese blessing of happiness. In Chinese culture, happiness is symbolized by many different animals and plants, including the magpie and the lotus flower.
Designer Simon Ng
Producer Royal Canadian Mint

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