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Canada 2015 Year of the Sheep Ram Goat Chinese Lunar Zodiac $15 Round Pure Silver Proof L08
Canada 2015 Year of the Sheep Ram Goat Chinese Lunar Zodiac $15 Round Pure Silver Proof L08

Celebrate the creative, sincere and artistic Year of the Sheep, Ram or Goat in 2015 with this stunningly dramatic, one troy ounce  pure silver round proof!

The year 2015 is ruled by one of the most popular and auspicious of all the lunar zodiac signs - the creative Sheep, Ram or Goat! The creative Sheep personality embodies warmth, wealth, and loveliness. Good things seem to come to the Sheep naturally because of his or her irresistibly good nature - the sheep knows when to go with the flow. The most creative sign in the Chinese lunar zodiac, those born in the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Ram or Goat) are often artistic, sensitive, sweet and charming. This creative and intelligent animal is made all the more desirable by the Royal Canadian Mint's innovative round pure silver proof, dramatically rendered by the fine engravers at the Mint in precious silver! New this year! Reduced mintage limit of only 18,888!

A 2-Coin Discount Set of both Canada 2015 Year of the Sheep $15 Silver Proofs may be available - click here to see if it is!

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Chinese Lunar Zodiac 2015 Year of the Ram Sheep GoatThe Year of the Sheep, Ram or Goat - Creative and Sincere!
Centuries ago, the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar (rather than the solar) cycle. There are twelve animals in the Chinese lunar zodiac, each corresponding in sequence to a year rather than a month.

Those born in the years 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, and 2015 celebrate the Year of the Sheep, Ram or Goat. According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Ram or Sheep are said to exhibit that animal’s attributes. They are sincere, sympathetic, determined but peaceful, mild-mannered but sometimes pessimistic. They seek security and stability, but can be very generous. They tend to be artistic and creative.

Sheep are easy to spend time around and are have many close friends. However, in love or friendship, they are at first wary of others' motives and usually timid about revealing their true nature. Gaining a Sheep's trust takes time, but once they have been won over, they may become the most ardent of companions. As much as the Sheep can improve another person's life, however, they are also protective about who they let into their inner circle. Not just anyone can get to know someone born under the sign of the Sheep. Rather, a person must prove himself or herself steadily over time, through kind gestures and loving support, until the Sheep finally sees that they are someone who can be trusted.

Chinese Lunar Zodiac 2015 Year of the Ram Sheep GoatTypically surrounded by beautiful things, Sheep have a love of comfort and are almost always elegantly dressed, but can become overly reliant on appearances. In fact, it might be fair to say that many Sheep personalities learn to embrace their inner fabulousness! Conversely, Sheep people also have an innate affinity for nature and natural settings, so they can also be deeply content when getting their hands dirty messing about in the garden!

In the workplace, once they find a position that makes use of their considerable talents, Sheep are passionate about what they do and tend to be successful. Because of their creativity, a Sheep personality may be disorganized, but can usually enjoy great success as artists, actors, gardeners, interior designers, childcare workers, pediatricians, teachers or educators.

This is the sixth annual release in the Lunar Zodiac Round Proofs series from Canada!

Technology Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This fine silver coin is 99.99% pure!

Canada 2015 Lunar Year of the Sheep Silver Lotus in boxObverse
A sensational rendering of an astute and noble sheepram by Chinese-Canadian artist Aries Cheung, which captures the true essence of the Sheep’s character. The ram stands on a hilltop at sunset, as the sun descends below the horizon. The Chinese character for "Sheep" and "Goat" appears to the left. The date of issue and the denomination are also indicated.

Chinese Lunar Zodiac 2015 Year of the Ram Sheep Goat Dall Sheep Ram Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, 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 legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

Click here for all Canada Year of the Sheep, Ram or Goat coins!


The coin is encapsulated inside an exquisite, silver satin brocade, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a red outer sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Country Canada
Year of Issue 2015
Face Value 15 Dollars
Weight 26.70 g
Diameter 38.00 mm
Mintage Limit     18,888
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (reeded, milled)
Artist Aries Cheung
Certificate Individually Numbered

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2014 Abalone Shell SilverDinosaurs #1 Australovenator
   Perth September New Releases!
   Abalone Shell Silver, Opal Owl,
     Dinosaurs, Year of the Goat!

5 Oz Loonie Gold PlatedStar Charts Glow in the Dark
 Canada September New Releases!
    Ducks, Niobium Flowers, Deer,
   Native American, Maples, More!

$100 Thorny Devil Gold ProofThorny Devil Lizard
 Thorny Devil Lizard Gold Proof!
       Gold Mintage Only 150!
   Remarkable Reptiles Series!

Opals OwlOpals #5 Tasmanian Devil
      New Opals Series Owl!
  + Possum, Koala, Kangaroo,
   Wombat in Genuine Opal!

2015 Year of the Goat Silver2015 Year of the Goat Gold
  Australian Year of the Goat!
      Silver and Gold Proofs
    + 3-Coin Sets, Kilogram!

2015 Kookaburra2011 Kookaburra
 2015 Kookaburra - 25th Anniv.!
    Many Back Dates Available!
   + Save With Mint Rolls of 20!

Superman's 75th AnniversarySuperman's 75th Anniversary
    2014 Canada Superman Coins!
   Man of Steel in Silver and Gold!
 Vintage & Modern Cover Designs!

River Rapids $20 SilverAutumn Falls Silver
  New Autumn Falls Silver Proof!
   + Autumn Bliss, River Rapids
       Stunning Nature Series!

Eagle - LoveSacred Teachings - Humility (Wolf)
  Seven Sacred Teachings Series!
   Native American Gold-Plated!
 Honesty, Love, Respect, Wisdom!

2014 Gold Majestic Maple ProofCanada 2014 Majestic Maple Color
  New Series: Majestic Maple Leaf!
     Special Silver Maple Design!
   + More Special Edition Maples!

O Canada Northern LightsO Canada Bison Gold
    O Canada New 2014 Series!
   Northern Lights, Bison,  more!
       Silver and Gold Proofs!

Conferences GoldGrizzly 0.5g Gold
  Canada's Smallest Gold Coins!
    New Grizzly 0.5 Gram Gold!
    Special Maple Leaf 1/25 Oz!

2014 Pintail Ducks QuarterHarlequin Ducks $10
   Harlequin Ducks 4th in Series!
     Color Silver and Quarters
 + Mallard, Wood & Pintail Ducks!

$100 Sea Turtle Gold Proof2014 Green Sea Turtle
  Gold & Silver Green Sea Turtle!
       Gold Mintage Only 150!
   Endangered & Extinct Series!

Penny Black Gold ProofPenny Black Silver Proof
 Penny Black First Postage Stamp
  Copper Nickel, Silver and Gold!
  Hard to Find Isle of Man Issues!

Show Special Kookaburra2014 Kookaburra Show Special
  New ANDA Coin Show Special
   Kookaburra Color Silver $1!
     Low Mintage - Just 2,000!

Casa Loma Art Glass Enamel$5 Silver Eagle Proof
    Canadian August Releases!
  Maples, WWII, Year of Sheep,
  Birds, Bison, Art Glass, more!

2014 D-Day 70thVickers Machine Gun Team
        World War II Tributes!
  Machine Gunner Silver & Gold!
   + D-Day Normandy Invasion!

Maple Canopy #4Spring Canopy
     Fourth Maple Canopy Silver!
  Spring Leaves, Autumn Leaves
    First Two Sold Out Quickly!

ANA Privy SMLChicago ANA Coin Show Privy SML
  ANA Show Special Privy SML!
     Chicago Coin Show Special
 + Berlin World Money Fair Privy!

2013 Barn Owl2014 Scarlet Tanager
    Colorful Birds of Canada
       2014 Scarlet Tanager!
  Plus Previous Sold Out Birds

Canada 2015 Sheep KiloCanada 2015 Gold Sheep
 Canada 2015 Year of the Sheep!
     Round Silver, Gold Proofs
  Lotus-Shaped + Color Kilogram!

ANZAC Spirit SilverLand Down Under Gold Stockman Cowboy
     Perth Mint August Releases!
  Mother Grizzly, ANZAC Spirit,
   Land Down Under Cowboys!

Mother's Love #1 - LionessMother's Love #4 Grizzly Bear
   4th in Mother's Love Series!
  Mother Grizzlyl & Baby Cub!
   + Lioness, Elephant, Giraffe!

Land Down Under #2 - Gold Sea TurtleLand Down Under #3 - Stockman Cowboy
  2014 Land Down Under Series!
  Australian Stockman Cowboy!
  + Sea Turtle, Sea Plane & Reef!

ANZAC Set Silver ProofANZAC Spirit Gold Proof 
  ANZAC Spirit WWI Tribute
  3-Coin Color Silver Proof Set!
   + Silver Dollar, Gold Proof!

Niue 2015 GoatNiue 2015 Year of the Goat Sheep Ram
      Niue 2015 Year of the Goat!
     5 Oz Gold-Plated High Relief
         MINTAGE ONLY 500!!

Swiss Shooting Thaler Silver 2013Swiss Shooting Thaler 1990
      Swiss Shooting Thalers!
     * * Special Purchase! * *
      1990 Winterthur Silver!

Snowy Owl $50Polar Bear $50 Commemorative
 Snowy Owl $50 Commemorative!
  Wildlife Conservation Series #2!
 #1 Polar Bear $50 Silver Available

2014 Horse 2 Oz Bar
  Australia Year of the Horse!
   New 2 Oz Color Silver Bar
 + More Silver & Gold Horses!

Royal Generations $200 GoldRoyal Generations $20 Silver
  Portrait of 4 Royal Generations!
  Silver & 5 9's Pure Gold Proofs
    + More Royal Family Coins!

Towering Boreal Forests $200Towering Forests Box
   Towering Boreal Forests $200!
 New Series - Landscapes of North!
     2 Ounce Silver Matte Proof!

American Buffalo $1Bald Eagle
  American Buffalo 1 Oz Piedfort!
  High Relief Silver $1 from Perth!
     + Bald Eagle Still Available!

2014 Red Trillium Crystal2013 Blue Flag Iris
   Red Trillium Crystal Dewdrops!
    Crystal Raindrop Maple Leafs!
 + Blue Flag Iris, Water Lily, more!

2014 Maple Forever Enamel KiloGold 2012 Maple
    Maple Forever Enamel Kilo!
   + 2014 Platinum, Gold, Silver
   1/10 Ounce to Kilogram Sizes!

2014 Extinct Megafauna Thylacaleo2014 Extinct Megalania
       Extinct Megafauna #5!
  Megalania Giant Monitor Lizard!
+Giant Kangaroo, Diprotodon, Etc!

St. George + Dragon BanknoteLion Banknote
    Lion on Mountainside Silver!
  3rd in Canada Banknote Series
 + Hermes, St. George & Dragon!

Outback 3-Coin SetOutback Kangaroo
    Autralian Outback Animals!
  Kangaroo, Koala, Kookaburra!
       3-Coin Color Proof Set!

Glow In the Dark TiktaalikXenoceratops
     3rd Silver Dinosaur Proof!
    Plus Lenticular Motion and
   Glow-In-the-Dark Dinosaurs!

2014 Green Enamel Maple2013 Maple Impression Red Enamel
   Green & Red Enamel Maples!
   Silver Maple Leaf Impression
 Incuse Designs with 100 Maples!

Mini Koala 0.5 Gram GoldChipmunk 2014 Gold
  2014 Mini Gold 0.5 Gram Koala!
   + Mini Roo, Mini Kookaburra,
 Chipmunk, Bighorn Sheep, more!

Blessings SilverGold Blessings
   Five Blessings of Good Fortune!
     Silver and Two Gold Proofs!
       + more Chinese Blessings!

World War I PosterWorld War I Declaration 10 Oz Silver 
   World War I 100th Anniversary
  New Canada 10 Oz Silver Proof!
 + Proof Set, BU and Proof Dollars!

Chocolate Scented SilverChocolate Coin
      Chocolate Scented Coin!
  Pure Silver, Mintage only 2500!
  Looks & Smells Like Chocolate

5 Oz Bounty SilverGods of Olympus Box
    Mutiny On The Bounty 5 Oz!
 Gold-Plated Silver, Mintage 500!
    Stunning High Relief Design!

Transformers BumblebeeTransformers Optimus Prime
 Transformers Lenticular Motion!
  Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and
 Lockdown in Transforming Case!

2013 Canada Bison $100 Silver2014 Canada Eagle $100 Silver
 Bald Eagle $100 Commemorative!
  3rd in Wildlife In Motion Series!
 + Bison, Grizzly 1 Oz Silver $100!

2014 Gold KoalaGold Koala
  2014 Gold Koala 1/10 Oz Proof!
    Beautiful, Affordable Gold!
  Many Previous Dates Available!

2009 Tuvalu Saltwater Crocodile $1 Silver2014 Spider-Hunting Scorpion
                SCORPION !!!
       New Deadly & Dangerous
 Spider-Hunting Scorpion Silver $1!

Bald Eagle Color $20Bald Eagle Gold Plated $20
 NEW American Bald Eagle Series!
 "A Day in the Life" from the RCM
  Silver, Gold and Platinum Proofs!

Bison Series #3Bison Series #4
  New Bison Series Silver Proofs!
    4th Release - Family at Rest!
 + More Handsome Bison Coins!

2014 Summertime Fun $20 Silver2013 Canada Bobcat $20 Silver
  Summer $20 Commemorative!
      Latest in Silver $20 Series
   Bobcat, Wolf, Iceberg + more!

2014 Gold Bessings of Longevity GoldBlessings of Longevity Silver Maple Leaf 
     Blessings of Longevity Maple!
      + Pure Gold - Mintage 888!!
    Maple of Peace, more Blessings!

Lost Ships #1 - Empress of IrelandLost Ships #1 - Empress of Ireland 
  First in New Series of Lost Ships!
      Crown Size Color, $20 Silver
       RMS Empress of Ireland!

2014 Treasures Mini Gold NuggetsMini Gold Nuggets Gold Proof
     Treasures of the World #2!
            Mini Gold Nuggets!
 Silver Dollar & 1 Oz Gold Proof!

Pope John Paul IIPope John Paul II Canonized April 27
         Pope John Paul II
     Elevation to Sainthood
      Canonization April 27

World War I Gold ProofWorld War I Silver $1 
  World War I 100th Anniversary
        Australia Goes To War!
  Silver, 5 Oz High Relief, & Gold!

Bald Eagle #42014 Bald Eagle $100 Silver
   Canada Gold & Silver Eagles!
      4-Coin Silver 1 Oz Series!
  Plus Beautiful 1 Oz Gold Proof!

Nanaboozhoo GoldNanaboozhoo Color
      Legend of Nanaboozhoo!
     Native American Trickster
  Silver, Gold, & Platinum Coins!

Silver Moon MaskGold Moon Mask
  Native American Moon Masks!
  Ultra High Relief Medallic Art!
       Silver and Gold Proofs!

Santa Maria Glass InsertFamous Sailing Ships Santa Maria
    New Famous Sailing Ships!
     HMS Bounty, Santa Maria!
  Silver with Color Glass Insert!

Fiji Hedgehog $10Fiji Koala + Baby $10
  Fascinating Wildlife - Hedgehog!
      Each with Gemstone Eyes!
    Bald Eagle, Panda, Koala, etc.

Mawson Antarctic Expedition 5 OzShakespeare 5 Oz Silver
    Low Mintage 5 Oz Silver!
  Mawson Antarctic Expedition
 Shakespeare's 450th Birthday!

2013 Aurora Australis2014 Albatross
  Antarctic Wandering Albatross!
    + Glowing Aurora Australis,
 Orca Killer Whale, Husky, More!

ANDA Show Special 2 Oz Color HorseAustralia 2012 ANDA Special Dragon 2 Oz
  New 2 Oz Color Show Special!
  ANDA Edition, Mintage - 1000!
+ Rabbit, Dragon, Snake Specials

2014 Gilded Koala2014 Koala Color
  2014 Silver Koalas Are Here!
 + Save With Mint Rolls of 20!
   (Click here for all Koalas!)

Oh Canada 12-Coin SetOh! Canada Polar Bear 
     Oh! Canada Proof Sets!
   Silver, Gold in Wood Boxes!
 Complete 2013 Sets Available!

Mythical DragonMythical Creatures #4 - Werewolf
     Mythical Creatures Series!
  5th Coin - Terrifying Dragon!
   5-Coin Series - Mintage 5,000!

2014 Canada Samuel de Champlain Gold $200 Proof2012 Canada Viking Explorers Gold $200 Proof
     Great Explorers Series #3!
  Samuel de Champlain Canoes
  + Previous Gold $200 Available

2012 Polar Bear Family ProofWildlife In Need Siberian Tiger
    Wildlife in Need 5-Coin Series!
  Panda, Orangutang, Polar Bear,
   Siberian Tiger, and Rhinoceros

Dragons of Legend 4 - Hydra or Bulgarian 3-Headed DragonEuropean Green Dragon #5
   Dragons of Legend 5-Coin Set!
   New European Green Dragon!
    + Special Edition 5 Oz Silver!

Parakeet or Budgerigar / Budgie2013 Fairy Wren
    Colorful Birds of Australia
  Cockatoo, Budgie, Bowerbird
   Blue Fairy Wren, 5 Coin Set!

2013 Cockatoo Seasons SquareWinter - Tree Frog
 Complete Series - Four Seasons!
         New Spring Cockatoo!
 + Kangaroo, Possum, Tree Frog!

World Tour of 1 Oz SilverWorld Tour of 1 Oz SilverWorld Tour of 1 Oz Silver

Australia Flag    Australian & Perth Mints
  New!   New Releases!

2014 Australian Coins

Canada Flag    Canada - Royal Canadian Mint
  New!   New Releases!

2014 Canadian Coins

France Flag
   France - Monnaie de Paris

Poland Flag  
   Poland - Mint Of Poland