I just received the last coin of this superb collection. Gosh, 12 years already! The ox (diecut):
I'm waiting for the Lotus scalloped coin to complete the other 12-coin series (Lotus).
What's interesting about this series is that the proposed quantity was originally set at 9,999 units compared to 19,888 for the Lotus series. However, demand for the 1 tr oz pure silver diecut version proved to be more popular than the sterling scalloped coins. In 2012, the RCM
decided to change the Lotus coin composition from sterling to pure silver causing some controversy among collectors.
Another interesting tid bit is that the 2019 certificate of the $15 - year of the Pig mistakenly referred to a Dog in the Chinese translation. A replacement certificate was issued with sincere apologies from the RCM
Finally, if there is perhaps one element that I always want in a series is consistency. Not just of the coin's composition and shape but packaging as well. In 2015, the RCM
decided to reduce the size of the COA from a beefy 7-page 3x3 inch down to a tiny 2x2, 3-page certificate.
Both series are magnificent regardless and the wooden cases are particularly unique and impressively crafted.
With that, I'm also sad to say that my postings of new NCLT coins are coming to an end.
But I always enjoy visiting CCF!
A picture is worth a thousand words.