Maple of Longevity Hologram Coin
Canadian artist Simon Ng has artfully combined numerous Chinese symbols that traditionally depict “longevity” in the reverse image. At the centre, two cranes are viewed in profile as they stand with outstretched wings on a grassy mound. The revered birds are flanked by a pair of tortoises at the bottom left of the image, and two chrysanthemums – the flower of immortality – at the right. Stylized flowers that bloom throughout the seasons surround these symbolic elements, thereby extending this blessing for the entire year. The foremost crane’s outstretched wings and neck encircle a selective hologram of a maple leaf above it.
– This silver coin is the sixth in the Royal Canadian Mint’s renowned series of Asian-inspired coins that bear a hologram of a maple leaf. Unique selective hologram and captivating style make this an excellent addition to any collection.
– Made of 99.99% pure silver, the coin features multiple finishes that give added depth and precise detailing to the image.
– Mintage has been limited to 8,888 coins worldwide – a number that is symbolic since the number “8” is considered the luckiest of numbers in Chinese tradition.
– The people of ancient China believed that cranes, like turtles, could live for centuries; in reality, a crane’s average lifespan is about 25 years – that’s still a long time for a bird!
– Encapsulated and presented in a maroon flock-lined clamshell case
– Protected by a black beauty box and accompanied by a serialized certificate – your proof of ownership for this coin and evidence that your coin has been individually inspected by the Royal Canadian Mint’s resident quality assurance specialists.
Finished Size: 67 mm x 67 mm