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Canada 2007 Year of the Pig Gold Cameo $15 Coin

Canada 2007 Year of the Pig Gold Cameo CoinCenturies ago. the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar, rather than the solar cycle. In 1998, Canada inaugurated a remarkable series of coins designed by Harvey Chan, featuring the animal symbols of Chinese astrology based on the lunar Calendar.

These animals roughly approximate the signs of the zodiac in western culture, however, denote years instead of months. In 2007, the Royal Canadian Mint continues production of the annual series with a coin commemorating the Year of the Pig.

All 12 of the Lunar animals, the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger. the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Sheep, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig, appear in a circular arrangement around the rim of each coin, with a different animal highlighted each year in a central cameo.

Canada 2007 Year of the Pig Gold Cameo Coin

The coin's obverse bears the effigy of her Majesty Queen Eliiaheth II by artist Dora de Pédery-Hunt.

People born in the Year of the Pig are chivalrous and gallant. Whatever they do, they do with all their strength. For Boar Year people, there is no left or right and there is no retreat. They have tremendous fortitude and great honesty. They don't make many friends but they make them for life, and anyone having a Boar Year friend is fortunate for they are extremely loyal. They don't talk much but have a great thirst for knowledge. They study a great deal and are generally well informed. Boar people are quick tempered, yet they hate arguments and quarreling. They are kind to their loved ones. No matter how bad problems seem to be, Boar people try to work them out, honestly if sometimes impulsively. They are most compatible with Rabbits and Sheep.

Besides 2007, other Years of the Pig have been 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983 and 1995.

The Coin, 40 millimetres in diameter, contains 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper and weighs 14 grams. it features a gold-plated central octagonal cameo and has a nominal value of $15 Canadian.

$98.88 CDN

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