Photos will have to suffice: Chinese zodiac silver notes from the Mint

When I first saw the 2016 Lunar Silver Notes of Fortune set on the Canadian Mint website, I was floored. It is so pretty. It being a complete and colourful set, it would count as Chinese art for my place that is truly unique.

You can make a one-time payment of $479.40 and receive the whole set at once or go the subscription route and receive one per month and be charged $39.95 each time. I opted for the one-time payment instead of keeping track over 12 months what I had received but after Christmas and upon evaluation of my finances and what is truly important, I decided to cancel my order.

I will simply have to enjoy the photos. :-)

Each creature is depicted in a different artistic style which isn’t altogether that pleasing to some people – including myself – and, to be honest, I don’t enjoy all of the styles equally. I think only Rat, Ox, Rabbit, Snake (!!), Sheep, Monkey and Boar are pleasing but not the rest.