In 1998, the Royal Canadian Mint inaugurated a remarkable series of sterling silver coins featuring the animal symbols of Chinese astrology based on the Lunar Calendar. These symbols roughly approximate the signs of the zodiac in western culture, however, denote years instead of months. 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 octagonal gold-plated cameo. For the year 1998, the Tiger takes the place of honor. Specifications: Face Value: 15 dollars Mintage: 44,691 Composition. 075 Copper Cameo: 24-karat gold plated cameo Weight (g): 34.00 Diameter (mm): 40.0 Edge: Reeded Finish: Proof Packaging: A single-hole embossed red velvet presentation box, encapsulated, COA, OGP. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “nicoinstamp” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Certification: Uncertified
- Year: 1998
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada