One of the five traditional wishes in the Oriental pantheon of
blessings is the Blessing of Strength - the desire for vigor,
robustness and fortitude.
this unique and fascinating design, Dragon and Tiger are competing for
the precious pearl in the center. A recitation in Chinese characters of
a popular blessing proverb is written on the pearl. It translates as,
"Be as strong and energetic as Dragon and Tiger."
our friends at the Royal Canadian Mint, we're proud to bring you this
unusual and dynamic pure gold proof. Immediately striking is its
unusual, scalloped-edge shape. The symbolism of its design is explained
below, but the tremendous desirability of a coin depicting both a tiger
and dragon should be manifest to all! Less obvious (but no less
important) is the purity of the gold
used - .99999 fine (or "5 9s" pure) gold - also explained below. Finally, there is the
inscrutably low mintage - only 1,388. Certain to sell out, we
recommend immediate action to secure your position at our incredibly
Most importantly, this coin represents a self-fulfilling prophecy - add
it to your collection and you've found a "blessing of strength"
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The Chinese Symbolism of
In China, blessings of strength abound in a multitude of ancient
and artistic expressions, many of which are beautifully represented on
this scalloped coin of pure gold.
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coin, designed by Chinese-Canadian Harvey Chan, conveys the wish that
one may have the strength and fortitude of both the dragon and the
tiger! A blessing of “strength” (li
in Chinese culture is traditionally associated with one’s
physical and inner power to endure, to take on challenges, and to
overcome adversity in order to succeed in life. For thousands of years,
the dragon and tiger images have become symbols of strength, bravery
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The Royal Canadian Mint is the only mint in the world to refine and
strike coins in .99999 gold - the
purest gold on the planet!
Previously, all "5 9s" gold coins, as they are popularly known, have
contained at least one troy ounce of gold, and were priced accordingly.
Here, at last, is a more affordable version, struck in the same 99.999%
pure gold made famous by their larger cousins! With a mintage limit of
only 1,388, the sky's the limit once the Blessings of Strength Gold
sells out at the Mint - don't delay, get yours today!
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The marvelous refining technology of the Royal Canadian Mint has
us the world’s purest gold coins, in a purity (99.999%)
that puts other gold coins to shame! In addition, several
different types of proof finish are used to enhance the beauty of the
design. This is the purest gold coin
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Blessings of Strength come fast and furious on this cameo frosted gold
proof. A dragon and tiger compete for the pearl in the center of the
coin. The Chinese blessing in pearl translates as, "Be as strong and
energetic as Dragon and Tiger."The date and denomination are also
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Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, 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
purity .99999 FINE
GOLD and the
II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appear.
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The coin is encapsulated inside a maroon, clamshell-style presentation
case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer sleeve. An
individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.