Last updated on April 16th, 2020 at 07:04 am
Last Updated on April 16, 2020 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
If you believe in the Chinese Zodiac, 2018 will be the Year of the Dog. As Royal Canadian Mint coins often have a habit of celebrating the most diverse symbols belonging to its many cultures joined under the Canadian flag, it comes as no surprise that the Mint has decided to celebrate the traditional Chinese-Canadian culture with these coins.
There are a total of three new coins so far to represent the 2018 year of the dog: two made from silver and one from gold. All those born under the sign of the Dog are said to not only be loyal friends and guardians but also hugely generous and compassionate. They can also be always counted on for their honesty and typically live by a high moral code. All these characteristics are meant to be reflected by the three new coins, all of which promise to be highly popular collector items.
Among the aforementioned Royal Canadian Mint coins, the first one is the 2018 Canada $10 Year of the Dog Fine Silver coin. It is composed of 99.99% pure silver and is the most affordable Year of the Dog coin. It represents a fine addition to any fine silver, zodiac or Chinese-themed collection and is a unique treasure that celebrates Chinese-Canadian culture.
The 2018 Canada $15 Lunar Lotus Year of the Dog Fine Silver coin, on the other hand, is only the 9th annual coin in the highly popular 12-coin Lunar series featuring the signs of the Chinese zodiac. Interestingly, its mintage of 18,888 is entirely in check with the symbol of good luck in Chinese culture that is the number 8. It too is crafted in 99.99% pure silver and is a marvelous addition to any collection.
However, the 2018 Canada $150 Lunar Year of the Dog 18K Gold Coin is the pièce de résistance among Royal Canadian Mint coins celebrating the Chinese zodiac. A mintage of only 1,500 promises exclusivity and its 18-karat gold composition ensures high popularity among not only Canadian collectors, but those from around the world as well. Compared to the previous two silver coins celebrating the Year of the Dog, this golden coin has a face value of $150 and an impeccable proof finish highlighting the fine engraving with frosted details. Complete with a flawless shiny background, it comes in a gold, satin-like case with a custom, red sleeve.
It goes without saying that any of the aforementioned Royal Canadian Mint coins represent a highly valuable keepsake for anyone born in the Year of the Dog, which is 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018.