2024 $30 Fine Silver Coin – Signs of the Zodiac

229.95 $

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Description

Theme

The stargazers of ancient Greece referred to it as zōdiakos kyklos, the “circle of animals,” and the striking representation of the Zodiac on this coin was partly inspired by the marble statues of the Classical period. Meticulously sculpted in 99.99% pure silver and running counterclockwise in zodiacal order (“1” to “12”) around the Sun and Moon (centre), each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac is represented by a classical figure in the outer circle and a glyph in the inner portion, while touches of celestial colours speak to humanity’s endless fascination with the night sky.

Design

Enhanced with selective colour, the reverse design by artist Steve Hepburn features an engraved celestial illustration of the Sun and Moon surrounded by the 12 signs of the Zodiac. Inspired by classical Greek sculpture, the figures representing each sign on the outer circle are paired with their corresponding glyph in the second band, which is set against a colourful night sky, and these are numbered based on their zodiacal order (beginning at the top and moving in a counterclockwise direction): Aries (“1”), Taurus (“2”), Gemini (“3”), Cancer (“4”), Leo (“5”), Virgo (“6”), Libra (“7”), Scorpio (“8”), Sagittarius (“9”), Capricorn (“10”), Aquarius (“11”) and Pisces (“12”). The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The obverse also bears a special marking that includes four pearls symbolizing the four effigies that have graced Canadian coins and the double date of her reign.

Special features

  • Your zodiac coin for 2024. Discover the mysterious allure of the zodiac with this 2 oz. 99.99% pure silver collectible, which takes a more sculptural approach to representing the 12 signs of the zodiac—from Aries the Ram (“1”) to Pisces the Fish (“12”).
  • What’s your sign? Each coin comes packaged with a special insert that lists the dates and symbols for each sign.
  • Low mintage. This is a popular theme—previous coins sold out quickly—and only 4,000 coins are available to collectors worldwide.
  • A cherished piece. Looking for that special something? This zodiac-themed coin will make a magnificent addition to any collection, but it is an especially great birthday/anniversary/”just because” gift for a special someone—especially if they are intrigued by astrology.
  • Includes serialized certificate. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • No GST/HST.

Specifications

  • Mintage 4,000
  • Composition 99.99% pure silver with selective colour
  • Weight 62.69 g
  • Diameter 50 mm
  • Edge Serrated
  • Face Value $30
  • Finish Proof

Packaging

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a black Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box, and a special insert with the dates and symbols for each zodiac sign.