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Canada 2010 Blessings of Strength - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon & Pearl $150 .99999 (five 9s) Fine Pure Gold Lotus Shaped Proof GX

Canada 2010 Blessings of Strength - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon & Pearl $150 .99999 (five 9s) Fine Pure Gold Lotus Shaped Proof GX

Manufacturer: Canada
SKU: 02747
Price: $2,299.95 $1,999.95
List Price: $2,499.95 - Savings: $500.00
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Unusual shape, extraordinarily low mintage (1,388), the two most desirable animals (Dragon AND Tiger), and the potential to appreciate - the world’s purest (.99999 fine) gold coin is the perfect storm of unique design and precious metal investment!

Sold out at the Mint! One of the five traditional wishes in the Oriental pantheon of blessings is the Blessing of Strength - the desire for vigor, robustness and fortitude.

An incredibly artistic and well executed Chinese or Oriental painting of a Tiger, in traditional style.In 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."

From 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 low price!

Most importantly, this coin represents a self-fulfilling prophecy - add it to your collection and you've found a "blessing of strength" yourself!

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The Chinese Symbolism of Strength
In China, blessings of strength abound in a multitude of ancient symbols and artistic expressions, many of which are beautifully represented on this scalloped coin of pure gold.

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This 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 and success.

A red Chinese or Oriental dragon chases its pearl while flying amongst the clouds.Click here for other coins with tigers on them!

Investment Note
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 Proof sells out at the Mint - don't delay, get yours today!

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Technology Note
The marvelous refining technology of the Royal Canadian Mint has brought 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 ever minted!

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Canada 2010 Blessings of Strength Gold $150 Coin in boxObverse
The 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 included.

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Reverse
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 legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appear.

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Packaging
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.

SpecificationsA Chinese dragon and tiger compete for a pearl and represent competing sides of the all, Yin and Yang.
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2010
   
Face Value 150 Dollars
Weight 10.40 g
Diameter 22.50 mm
Mintage Limit    1,388
   
Finish Proof
Composition .99999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Plain
   
Artist Harvey Chan
Certificate Individually numbered


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