September 15, 2003
Silver, Gold Coins Commemorate ?Year of the Sheep?
Individuals wanting to celebrate the ?Year of the Sheep? can do just that by taking advantage of an offer from the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM). The RCM is offering two specially minted coins that feature a sheep on one side and a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the other.
The two coins encapsulated and displayed in a presentation case, are:
- #624103: 2003 Silver Lunar Cameo Coin ? Year of the Sheep. This proof coin, struck in sterling silver, features a 24-karat, gold-plated central cameo of a sheep. Mintage of this coin is limited to only 68,888 coins worldwide. It retails for $55.55 U.S. dollars, plus shipping.
- #621753: 2003 18-Karat Gold Hologram Coin ? Year of the Sheep. This 18-karat gold hologram coin contains approximately one-third an ounce of gold and features a unique holographic effect that focuses on the sheep. Mintage is strictly limited to 6,888 coins worldwide. It retails for $254.95 U.S. dollars, plus shipping.
The Canadian government authorizes the coins.
?The American Sheep Industry Association is collaborating with the Royal Canadian Mint to showcase these beautiful coins,? said ASI Executive Director Peter Orwick. ?We are pleased to be able to offer our members these truly special coins celebrating the ?Year of the Sheep.??
To order, call the Royal Canadian Mint via its U.S. toll-free number ? (800) 268-6468. (Be sure to mention ASI along with the code ?020196112? when ordering so that ASI receives a portion of the sale proceeds.)