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2003 - Year of the Sheep!


Throughout 2003, the Canadian Sheep Federation and the Royal Canadian Mint will be celebrating the Chinese Year of the Sheep. The Royal Canadian Mint has introduced two new coins to commemorate this special year.

The first is the Sterling Silver Cameo Coin featuring a 24-Karat gold-plated central cameo of the sheep with only 68,888 coins available worldwide.

The second is the 18-Karat Gold Hologram Coin featuring the ever-changing colours of a unique hologram image of the sheep struck on a shimmering gold coin. Only 6,888 coins are available worldwide.

Chinese astrology follows a twelve-year cycle, associating a different animal with each year in the cycle.

Those born in the Year of the Sheep are said to be charming, elegant and artistic individuals who like material comforts. Famous Canadians born in the Year of the Sheep include Joni Mitchell (1943), Robbie Robertson (1943), William Shatner (1931), Donovan Bailey (1967), and Pamela Anderson (1967). Years of the Sheep include: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015.

The Canadian Sheep Federation is working in co-operation with the Royal Canadian Mint to bring these special coins to you.


"We are very excited about partnering with the Royal Canadian Mint to commemorate the Year of the Sheep! This is a rare opportunity for our producers to celebrate our industry, with these commemorative Canadian coins."

Jennifer Vollmar, Executive Director of the Canadian Sheep Federation.



Contact the Royal Canadian Mint at
1-800-267-1871

2003 Sterling Silver Cameo Coin (#624103) - $78.88
2003 18-Karat Gold Hologram Coin (#621753) - $398.88.
Please quote this code when placing your order. Code: #020196110

A portion of the sales for each coin will be donated to the Canadian Sheep Federation.

Prices are in Canadian dollars.
Applicable taxes and a shipping charge will be added to all orders.

 

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