Chinese Zodiac Collection
The Royal Canadian Mint monthly series combines complex engraving, selective colour and a gem-toned crystal for a sparkling celebration of each birth month. From January through to December there's an impeccably designed pure silver coin to celebrate the birthday month.
Each low mintage 99.99% silver $5 coin has a mandala's layered pattern is beautifully engraved in outstanding detail — including the mid-relief lotus that naturally draws your eye. Designed by Pandora Young, your coin presents a cross-cultural celebration inspired by the ancient tradition of Indian mehndi. A symmetrical arrangement of highly ornate shapes and symbols form a 12-point radial pattern that reflects the calendar year. A prominent henna motif — the lotus — is among the finely detailed elements that emanate from the centre, where a colourful Swarovski is found.
Each coin features a genuine Swarovski crystals to represent the month's birthstone. Swarovski crystals are man-made gems manufactured in Austria. In 1892, Daniel Swarovski invented a machine for making precision-cut, beautiful, high quality lead glass crystals using quartz, sand, and minerals. The exact proportions of these raw materials has remained a company secret.
These gorgeous coins coins are perfect for your coin collection or as a gift.