The Royal Canadian Mint recently released new coloured fine silver coins featuring a Panda at Calgary Zoo’s new Panda Passage exhibit. The coin celebrates the family of giant pandas that was newly-adopted by the Calgary Zoo. The coin has a “lucky” $8 face value.
Panda has been a symbol of friendship in Chinese culture and the coin can be considered as a gift of friendship. The Pandas would be at the zoo for the next five years. The two adult pandas were first brought to Toronto Zoo in 2013 as part of a 10-year agreement between Canada and China. Twin cubs were born in Toronto within the first five years.
The reverse features a coloured rendition of a seated giant panda in three-dimensional relief. Other inscriptions include the texts “Friendship”, “Amitie”, the Mandarin translation of the word, “Canada”, “2018”, metal fineness and denomination. The background has a paper-line texture in specimen finish. The coin comes in a folder-style package that contains the coin as a miniature artwork. The coin can be purchased for $29.95 from 5th June onwards.
Image Courtesy: The Royal Canadian Mint