The Royal Canadian Mint is showcasing a new and limited world coin from the Mint of Poland, the 2017 $1 Tree of Luck 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin.
Restricted to a worldwide mintage of 1,000 pieces, the 99.9% silver coin is struck for Niue and is embellished with green malachite stone. The previous 2016-dated coin bears the same Tree of Luck design but is instead decorated with natural ambers. It sold out.
"According to an old Chinese legend, gold coins growing on the holy tree would fall to the ground like leaves," describes the Royal Canadian Mint. "In Feng Shui, the Tree of Luck is a well-known symbol of affluence, nobility, and prosperity."
The tree design takes center stage on the coin’s reverse and is shown without the encumbering inscriptions found on most coins.
Obverses offer the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of the Queen with surrounding inscriptions of QUEEN ELIZABETH II, NIUE ISLAND, 2017 and 1 DOLLAR.
These plain-edged coins are struck in a collector proof finish to a weight of 31.39 grams and a diameter of 50 millimeters.
Place orders for silver coin on the Royal Canadian Mint’s website at mint.ca. An affiliate link to the Mint’s "Coins of the World" product page is right here. Pricing is CAD $139.95, which is about US $110.
Each coin ships in a standing presentation case with a black border.