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Canada 2009 Year of the Ox Gold Cameo $15

Canada 2009 Year of the Ox Gold Cameo $15Centuries ago The Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar, rather than the solar, calendar. In 1998, Canada inaugurated a remarkable series of coins, designed by Harvey Chan, featuring the animal symbols of Chinese strology based on the lunar calendar.

These symbol roughly approximate the signs of the zodiac in western culture, however denote years instead of months. In 2009 the Royal Canadian Mint completes this annual series with a coin commemorating the Year of the Ox.

All 12 of the Lunar animals appear in a circular arrangement around the rim of each coin, with a different animal highlighted each year in a central cameo.

The coin is 40 mm in diameter, contains 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper and weighs 34 gm. The central central cameo is gold plated.

Canada 2009 Year of the Ox Gold Cameo $15

The coin's obverse bears the effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth designed by artist Dora de Pédery-Hunt. The coin comes in a red velvet presentation case.

Only 48,888 coins will be produced.

$98.88 CDN

Note: Silver is currently in a speculative market and silver coins may be unavailable or subject to price changes. Please phone or email before ordering to confirm price and availability.

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