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Dragon Boat Festival Pure Silver Ultra High Relief Coloured Coin Royal Canadian Mint

1/2 Kilogram Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin Benevolent Dragon Mintage 588 (2019)

1/2 Kilogram Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin Benevolent Dragon Mintage 588 (2019)

1/2 Kilogram Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin Benevolent Dragon Mintage 588 (2019)

1/2 Kilogram Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin Benevolent Dragon Mintage 588 (2019)

Colour and gold plating on a 99.99% pure silver half-kilogram coin! The benevolent dragon of Chinese tradition brings powerful blessings. This is why he is so drawn to the pearl, clutching it in his claws or under his china perfect sphere of wisdom, energy, and longevity. Traditional Chinese images often depict magical dragons chasing or holding a pearl that is sometimes glowing with flames. Energy, from which all creation flows, as well as with natural elements like the sun, the moon, thunder, and the egg, the pearl pulses with life and potential. Together, the dragon and the pearl generate a powerful, complex symbolism dealing with deep concepts such as truth and enlightenment. Celebrate the Chinese New Year with this lucky and benevolent dragon! MASTER OF WATER, EARTH, AND SKY! The benevolent Chinese dragon clutches the pearl of wisdom as he wends his way through the clouds. Your coin is a first and is a very special gold-plated 99.99% pure silver half-kilogram coin that celebrates the Lunar New Yearalso known as Chinese New Year! AUSPICIOUS 8SINCLUDED IN YOUR COIN PRICE! EXCLUSIVE MINTAGE OF 588 COINS IS HIGHLY SYMBOLIC! Your coin has a limited worldwide mintage of 588. Your coin was crafted in exceptional 99.99% pure silver with a beautiful proof finish! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. HALF KILOGRAM PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from a half kilogram of 99.99% pure silver, and it has selective gold plating and colour too! Designed by Canadian design team Chris and Rosina Reid of Three Degrees Creative, your coin features an undulating dragon clutching a glowing pearl. The striking image covers the entire field of your large-format coin. With sculptural grace, the Chinese dragon clutches a pearl in its claw as it writhes through the cloud-filled sky. The image beautifully balances the intricate detail of the dragons scales and facial features against the flowing, ethereal cloud shapes. The pearl seems to rise from the coin in matchless detail. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt as well as the text CANADA, the date 2019, and the face value of 125 DOLLARS. Our idea was simple: to create an epic design that celebrates the story and design language of this traditional Asian character while also bringing fresh graphic impact. The hyper-realism of the pearl is spectacular. I happily spent many hours perfecting just that element alone. Those born in a Dragon year are known as Dragons and are said to have strong potential for prosperity, good health, and long life. Chinese dragon imagery dates back to the Neolithic Age. The dragon is often associated with yang energy, which functions with opposing yin energy to represent balance and harmony in the universe. In Chinas dynastic era, the dragon was associated with the Emperor himself. The item “1/2 Kilogram Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin Benevolent Dragon Mintage 588 (2019)” is in sale since Friday, June 14, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “khdavo” and is located in Pickering. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
  • Certification: Uncertified
  • Grade: Ungraded
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated

2012 $15 Canada Proof Silver Coin Year of the Dragon TAX EXEMPT

2012 $15 Canada Proof Silver Coin Year of the Dragon TAX EXEMPT

2012 $15 Canada Proof Silver Coin Year of the Dragon TAX EXEMPT

2012 $15 Canada Proof Silver Coin Year of the Dragon TAX EXEMPT

Coin is in new condition with box and COA. All sales are final. Check out my other items. Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland: 13% HST. Prince Edward Island: 14% HST. Nova Scotia: 15% HST. Rest of Canada: 5% GST. The item “2012 $15 Canada Proof Silver Coin Year of the Dragon TAX EXEMPT” is in sale since Thursday, April 23, 2015. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “goldsilverguy-nanaimo” and is located in Nanaimo, British Columbia. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.

2012 Canada S$15 Lunar Dragon 1oz Silver Proof Coin NGC PF70 UCAM /w OGP Perfect

2012 Canada S$15 Lunar Dragon 1oz Silver Proof Coin NGC PF70 UCAM /w OGP Perfect

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver. Numbered certificate of Authenticity. Silver Content (Troy oz). Minimum Gross Weight (g). Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva’s. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “2012 Canada S$15 Lunar Dragon 1oz Silver Proof Coin NGC PF70 UCAM /w OGP Perfect” is in sale since Wednesday, August 22, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Commemorative”. The seller is “worldcoinex” and is located in Suwanee, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
  • Modified Item: No
  • Composition: Silver
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
  • Certification: NGC
  • Grade: PF 70
  • Year: 2012

2018 Canada Dragon Luck 1/4 oz Silver Matte Proof $8 Coin NGC PF70 ER SKU52357

2018 Canada Dragon Luck 1/4 oz Silver Matte Proof $8 Coin NGC PF70 ER SKU52357

2018 Canada Dragon Luck 1/4 oz Silver Matte Proof $8 Coin NGC PF70 ER SKU52357

Why add this flawless 2018 Canada 1/4 oz. In Chinese culture, the dragon is a symbol of good luck, known to bring forth happiness and wealth. The Royal Canadian Mint honors the spirit of the Asian dragon with this beautifully designed coin struck from 1/4 Troy oz. 9999 fine silver, its mintage limited to 20,000. Breathtaking Dragon Design by Canadian Artist Simon Ng. An ornately detailed dragon head dominates the reverse, anchored by a complex dragon scale pattern undulating below. Curving overhead is the inscription “8 DOLLARS, ” “CANADA” and “2018, ” with the Chinese character for good fortune below the date. The obverse depicts the profile image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt, inscribed with “ELIZABETH II” and D. Perfect Proof 70 with Early Releases Exclusive Canada Label. This flawless 2018 Canada Dragon Luck 1/4 oz. The gorgeous, perfectly struck matte proof was submitted for grading within the first thirty days of release, as indicated by the designation Early Releases on the Canadian themed certification label available exclusively from ModernCoinMart. Make this perfectly struck symbol of luck and good fortune the next addition to your collection! Queen Elizabeth II Portrait. Chinese New Years Dragon. We cannot make any price adjustments after the sale is complete. Product Photo Policy: MCM attempts to display product images shown on the site as accurately as possible. We take all of our photos in house and due to reflections on the mirrored or proof surfaces of a coin there may appear to be’black’ when there is not. If a coin has a color on it at all it will be described as’colorized’ in the description or title. Due to the large inventory we sell, we use stock photos. Serial numbers will vary from the image shown unless specifically stated in the product listing that the item pictured is the item you will receive. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS POLICY: We are accepting international orders from select countries. These charges are the customer’s responsibility. However, we cannot guarantee this due to the volume of orders we process each day. Beyond the 30-day return period, Company is under no obligation to accept return of any product, but may in its discretion do so pursuant to this policy, for up to one year from the invoice date. ModernCoinMart (MCM) was launched in 2004 and quickly set the standards for online sales of bullion, US coins and world coins. Join over 100,000 loyal customers and feel confident purchasing from a company that’s spent a decade building a solid and stellar reputation trusted and recognized around the world. That’s the MCM way. View more great items. This listing is currently undergoing maintenance, we apologise for any inconvenience caused. The item “2018 Canada Dragon Luck 1/4 oz Silver Matte Proof $8 Coin NGC PF70 ER SKU52357″ is in sale since Monday, February 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “mcm” and is located in Sarasota, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Year: 2018
  • Composition: Silver
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
  • Precious Metal Content: 1/4 oz
  • Fineness: .9999
  • Estimated Mintage: 20,000
  • Denomination: $8
  • Certification: NGC
  • Grade: PR 70
  • Strike Type: Proof – Matte

2016 Canada $8 Silver Proof Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang Square Hole Coin (OGP)

2016 Canada $8 Silver Proof Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang Square Hole Coin (OGP)

2016 Canada $8 Silver Proof Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang Square Hole Coin (OGP)

2016 Canada $8 Silver Proof Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang Square Hole Coin (OGP)

2016 Canada $8 Silver Proof Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang Square Hole Coin (OGP)

2016 Canada $8 Silver Proof Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang Square Hole Coin (OGP)

A tapestry of ancient Chinese symbolism comes to life on this distinctly Chinese square-holed coin. Used to string coins together, the square hole also represented Earth. Above the square is the. Symbol illustrating the dynamic and harmonious nature of all opposing forces. Here, that universal balance is represented by an epic battle between China’s two great astrological figures: the Tiger. Earthly, real and the Dragon. A beautiful, thoughtful gift, and a token of good fortune! Only our second holed coin since 2007, your coin is beautifully designed and engraved using traditional Chinese imagery and motifs on both sides. On the obverse side of your coin are two elaborately carved phoenixesfittingly associated with the feminine, the Empress, and the Queen. The phoenixes flank each side of the central square hole, above which is the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The effigy is engraved within a smooth polished circle that is detailed on each side with stylized scrollwork, and this scrollwork is continued in elaborate detail on the bottom half. FEATURES THE AUSPICIOUS NUMBER 8! Your coin prominently features the auspicious number 8amplifying good luck for the year 2016, itself a multiple of this number of good fortune. WORLDWIDE MINTAGE OF ONLY 6,888! A lucky piece, sure to be sought after! 99.99% pure silver. Charles Vinh (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). The item “2016 Canada $8 Silver Proof Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang Square Hole Coin (OGP)” is in sale since Wednesday, May 9, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “patrioticmint” and is located in Cedarhurst, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.
  • Year: 2016
  • Denomination: $8
  • Strike Type: Proof
  • Composition: Silver
  • Grade: Ungraded
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada

Canada 2018 $10 Yin & Yang Tiger & Dragon Pure Silver 2-Coin Color Proof Set

Canada 2018 $10 Yin & Yang Tiger & Dragon Pure Silver 2-Coin Color Proof Set

Canada 2018 $10 Yin & Yang Tiger & Dragon Pure Silver 2-Coin Color Proof Set

Canada 2018 $10 Yin & Yang Tiger & Dragon Pure Silver 2-Coin Color Proof Set

Canada 2018 $10 Yin & Yang Tiger & Dragon Pure Silver 2-Coin Color Proof Set

Canada 2018 $10 Yin & Yang Tiger & Dragon Pure Silver 2-Coin Color Proof Set

Canada 2018 $10 Yin & Yang Tiger & Dragon Pure Silver 2-Coin Color Proof Set

Canada 2018 $10 Yin & Yang Tiger & Dragon Pure Silver 2-Coin Color Proof Set

Canada 2018 $10 Yin & Yang Tiger & Dragon Pure Silver 2-Coin Color Proof Set

Canada 2018 $10 Yin & Yang Tiger & Dragon Pure Silver 2-Coin Color Proof Set

Canada 2018 $10 Yin & Yang Tiger & Dragon Pure Silver 2-Coin Color Proof Set

Amazing yin and yang-shaped coins fit together to form a full circle! All coins offered in this listing are unsearched! (see Additional Information below). All of our Canadian coins are acquired directly from the Royal Canadian Mint – The counterfeiting of numismatic coins, and the sale of stolen coins, are serious problems for coin collectors and dealers. Unlike many other coin dealers. To protect against these risks, we do not sell’second-hand’ coins. All of our Canadian coins are stored in a climate controlled, smoke-free vault. Composition: 99.99% pure silver. Weight (g): 15.87 each piece (total one troy ounce). Diameter (mm): 39 (combined). Certificate: serial numbered one COA for set (numbers will vary). Face Value: 10 dollars (legal tender Canadian coins). Artists: Three Degrees Creative Group (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). Cunning tiger meets the regal dragon in this truly unique pair of yin- and yang-shaped pure silver coins. Beautifully engraved and colored in the motifs of China’s popular paper-cut folk art, the two coins fit together to create a circle. Both feature unique obverses engraved with cherry blossom boughs. The set is specially encapsulated to highlight the coins’ unique relationship to one another of perfect harmony. COINS FIT TOGETHER TO FORM A FULL CIRCLE! The Mint has never before launched coins in this unique shape and composition. DESIGNED IN THE STYLE OF PAPER-CUT FOLK ART! Beautiful reverse designs partake of China’s paper-cut folk art, traditionally used for decoration, festival celebration, and gift-giving. Each element of the reverse and obverse designs has been carefully selected to honor Chinese culture and tradition. Encapsulated in a special holder for the two coins, displaying their artful relationship. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Limited to 6,000 coins worldwide. The two coins combined are one ounce 99.99% pure silver. For our Canadian customers, this coin set is GST/HST exempt. This engraved and selectively-colored pair of coins is designed to fit together to form a single circle. Shaped in the traditional Chinese yin form, the first coin features the image of the tiger, the word “CANADA, ” and the date 2018. The tiger is stylized to mimic Chinese paper-cut folk art. Selective color brings vibrancy to the design. The tiger is surrounded by 11 engraved cherry blossoms. The upper portion of the reverse features an intricate engraved border that is completed on the other coin, forming a full decorative outer circle when the two coins are fitted together. The second coin is shaped in the traditional yang form. Its reverse features the face value of “10 DOLLARS” along with a stylized yellow-gold dragon. The dragon, like the tiger, is designed in the style of paper-cut folk art and is adorned with vivid red motifs and a bright green ridge along its back. Nine engraved cherry blossoms surround it. The unique obverses of both coins feature the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt along with a branch of engraved cherry blossoms. Each coin set is encapsulated and the set is presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case protected by a black beauty box. Best Offer Pricing When we offer final marked-down sale prices that are lower than our minimum Best Offer price, eBays system isnt always capable of removing the Best Offer feature. All of the coins offered in this listing are unsearched. Many coin dealers search all coins when they are received from the Mint. They “cherry-pick” the best coins. Then submit them to be graded, certified, and slabbed by PCGS, NGC, ANACS, etc. When a dealer searches coins, those that they sell in original Mint packaging are only lesser quality coins. Photos: When a listing offers multiples of the same coin, one coin is picked at random and photographed. Since all coins offered in that listing are essentially identical, the coin photographed is representative of all coins offered. These photos were taken through the plastic coin capsules. On the outside surface of the capsules doesnt affect the coins. Surface areas that appear black on some proof coin photos are actually highly polished, mirror-bright metal reflecting the color of the camera. We place the coin at an angle, in some photos, to better depict the mirror bright finishes. However, angling the coin usually results in one side of the coin being slightly out of focus. Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just artists conception drawings from the Mint. We frequently update and upgrade the photos that appear with our listings, using improved cameras and lenses and better lighting. We will honor your requests for additional photos as quickly as our schedule permits. The item “Canada 2018 $10 Yin & Yang Tiger & Dragon Pure Silver 2-Coin Color Proof Set” is in sale since Friday, December 08, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “okranchlandandcattlecompany” and is located in Lewisville, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia.
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
  • Year: 2018
  • Denomination: $10
  • Type: Proof Set
  • Composition: Silver
  • Certification: Royal Canadian Mint
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
  • Edge: plain

2016 Canada $8 Silver Proof Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang Square Hole Coin (OGP)

2016 Canada $8 Silver Proof Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang Square Hole Coin (OGP)

2016 Canada $8 Silver Proof Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang Square Hole Coin (OGP)

2016 Canada $8 Silver Proof Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang Square Hole Coin (OGP)

2016 Canada $8 Silver Proof Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang Square Hole Coin (OGP)

2016 Canada $8 Silver Proof Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang Square Hole Coin (OGP)

A tapestry of ancient Chinese symbolism comes to life on this distinctly Chinese square-holed coin. Used to string coins together, the square hole also represented Earth. Above the square is the. Symbol illustrating the dynamic and harmonious nature of all opposing forces. Here, that universal balance is represented by an epic battle between China’s two great astrological figures: the Tiger. Earthly, real and the Dragon. A beautiful, thoughtful gift, and a token of good fortune! Only our second holed coin since 2007, your coin is beautifully designed and engraved using traditional Chinese imagery and motifs on both sides. On the obverse side of your coin are two elaborately carved phoenixesfittingly associated with the feminine, the Empress, and the Queen. The phoenixes flank each side of the central square hole, above which is the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The effigy is engraved within a smooth polished circle that is detailed on each side with stylized scrollwork, and this scrollwork is continued in elaborate detail on the bottom half. FEATURES THE AUSPICIOUS NUMBER 8! Your coin prominently features the auspicious number 8amplifying good luck for the year 2016, itself a multiple of this number of good fortune. WORLDWIDE MINTAGE OF ONLY 6,888! A lucky piece, sure to be sought after! 99.99% pure silver. Charles Vinh (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). The item “2016 Canada $8 Silver Proof Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang Square Hole Coin (OGP)” is in sale since Wednesday, February 21, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “patrioticmint” and is located in Cedarhurst, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.
  • Year: 2016
  • Denomination: $8
  • Strike Type: Proof
  • Composition: Silver
  • Grade: Ungraded
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada

2018 Yin and Yang Tiger and Dragon $20 (2x$10) Pure Silver Split Coin Canada

2018 Yin and Yang Tiger and Dragon $20 (2x$10) Pure Silver Split Coin Canada

Cunning tiger meets the regal dragon in this truly unique pair of. Shaped pure silver coins. Beautifully engraved and coloured in the motifs of China’s popular paper-cut folk art, the two coins fit together to create a circle. Both feature unique obverses engraved with cherry blossom boughs. The set is specially encapsulated to highlight the coins’ unique relationship to one another of perfect harmony. An ideal gift for someone who enjoys a fun addition to a gorgeous coin design! COINS FIT TOGETHER TO FORM A FULL CIRCLE! Shaped coins fit together to form a full circle! We have never before launched coins in this unique shape and composition. DESIGNED IN THE STYLE OF PAPER-CUT FOLK ART! Beautiful reverse designs partake of China’s paper-cut folk art, traditionally used for decoration, festival celebration, and gift-giving. Each element of the reverse and obverse designs has been carefully selected to honour Chinese culture and tradition. Encapsulated in a special holder for the two coins, displaying their artful relationship. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Limited to 6,000 coins worldwide. Your two coins combined are one ounce 99.99% pure silver. Your coin is GST/HST exempt. This engraved and selectively-coloured pair of coins is designed to fit together to form a single circle. Shaped in the traditional Chinese. Form, the first coin features the image of the tiger, the word “CANADA, ” and the date 2018. The tiger is stylized to mimic Chinese paper-cut folk art. Selective colour brings vibrancy to the design. The tiger is surrounded by 11 engraved cherry blossoms. The upper portion of the reverse features an intricate engraved border that is completed on the other coin, forming a full decorative outer circle when the two coins are fitted together. The second coin is shaped in the traditional. Its reverse features the face value of “10 DOLLARS” along with a stylized yellow-gold dragon. The dragon, like the tiger, is designed in the style of paper-cut folk art and is adorned with vivid red motifs and a bright green ridge along its back. Nine engraved cherry blossoms surround it. The unique obverses of both coins feature the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt along with a branch of engraved cherry blossoms. Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box. 99.99% pure silver. 10 dollars (each coin). Three Degrees Creative Group (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). I do leave feedback for everyone. The item “2018 Yin and Yang Tiger and Dragon $20 (2x$10) Pure Silver Split Coin Canada” is in sale since Tuesday, November 28, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “coins.4.fun” and is located in Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
  • Country of Manufacture: Canada
  • Grade: Ungraded
  • Certification: Uncertified

2016 Canada Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang $8 Pure Silver Coin

2016 Canada Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang $8 Pure Silver Coin

2016 Canada Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang $8 Pure Silver Coin

2016 Canada Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang $8 Pure Silver Coin

A tapestry of ancient Chinese symbolism comes to life on this distinctly Chinese square-holed coin. Used to string coins together, the square hole also represented Earth. Above the square is the. Symbol illustrating the dynamic and harmonious nature of all opposing forces. Here, that universal balance is represented by an epic battle between China’s two great astrological figures: the Tiger. Earthly, real and the Dragon. A beautiful, thoughtful gift, and a token of good fortune! Only our second holed coin since 2007, your coin is beautifully designed and engraved using traditional Chinese imagery and motifs on both sides. On the obverse side of your coin are two elaborately carved phoenixesfittingly associated with the feminine, the Empress, and the Queen. The phoenixes flank each side of the central square hole, above which is the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The effigy is engraved within a smooth polished circle that is detailed on each side with stylized scrollwork, and this scrollwork is continued in elaborate detail on the bottom half. FEATURES THE AUSPICIOUS NUMBER 8! Your coin prominently features the auspicious number 8amplifying good luck for the year 2016, itself a multiple of this number of good fortune. WORLDWIDE MINTAGE OF ONLY 6,888! Your coin is GST/HST exempt with a limited mintage worldwide of 6,888! A lucky piece, sure to be sought after! Designed by Canadian artist Charles Vinh, your coin features the image of a tiger and a dragon locked in battle. At the centre of the coin is a square holea traditional motif used in Chinese minting to represent the Earth and the national landmass. Above the hole, the stylized. Symbol, created through the use of different finishes, underscores the coin’s central theme. This symbol is surrounded by elemental flames. On the left side of the image, the Tiger, its back to the viewer and its face turned in profile to the Dragon on its right, crawls in typical defensive stance amid stylized scrollwork. On the right, the Dragon is presented in profile, facing the Tiger to its left. Its claws are raised and its scale-covered body coils to attack. The obverse design, also by Charles Vinh, features two elaborately carved phoenixesfittingly associated with the feminine, the Empress, and the Queen. The phoenixes flank each side of the central square hole, above which is the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The effigy is engraved within a smooth polished circle that is detailed on each side with stylized scrollwork. This scrollwork is continued in elaborate detail on the bottom half of the obverse field. The Dragon has long been a Chinese cultural motif and is found on artefacts dating back thousands of years. This mythical figure was often associated with the highest echelons of human power and became synonymous with the Emperor himself. As a totemic symbol, the Dragon is master of water in the many forms it takes in nature, from oceans, lakes, and rivers to water spouts, waterfalls, and water-based tornadoes. Dragons also held many legendary magical powersinvisibility and flight among them. Because they could fly, dragons were also associated with ascension, which may explain the creature’s close affiliation with the role of Emperor. In direct contrast with the ethereal, elusive magical dragon, the Tiger was a very real and present force for people who dwelled in the massive feline’s natural habitat. Courageous, dignified, vastly intelligent and cunning, the Tiger was often depicted as a protector of human life, a figure who would bring strength and bravery to the average person. In this way, the battle between the Tiger and the Dragon may also represent the leavening of imperial power with the needs and will of the people. The Tiger is associated with the. Force, while the Dragon is a. Together, they represent a balanced whole. Coins featuring central holes are part of an ancient minting tradition. In China, a round hole represents the notion of the Universe, while a square hole symbolizes the land or the Earth. In both China and Japan, people used these holes to string their coins together with twine for safekeeping. The Royal Canadian Mint launched its first coin featuring a hole through the centre in 2007. The 99.99% pure silver coin was themed. The Shape of Trade in Ancient China. The 2007 coin was the only square-holed coin created by the Mint prior to this Tiger and Dragon. In Chinese culture, numbers carry important symbolic meaning. The number 8 is considered the very luckiest. Part of its reputation lies in wordplay. The word for “8″ is. And sounds very much like the word for “wealth”. Followers of this tradition will go out of their way to bring the number into their lives, through carefully selected dates, addresses, times, official numbers like licenses or safe deposit boxes, and more. To amplify the fortune associated with number eight, multiple eights are popular, such as the mintage for this coin of 6,888. Are the two elements of a dualistic worldview at the core of several Chinese philosophical traditions. Deals with the notion of balance and harmony among opposing forces, elements, tendencies, and characteristics. Are each associated with specific traits (feminine/masculine, hard/soft, heaven/earth) there is no hierarchy between them; rather, their ideal form is presented, such as in the traditional black and white pictogram, as a dynamic harmony. Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a standard beauty box. 99.99% pure silver. Charles Vinh (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). I do leave feedback for everyone. The item “2016 Canada Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang $8 Pure Silver Coin” is in sale since Friday, July 21, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “coins.4.fun” and is located in Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
  • Country of Manufacture: Canada
  • Grade: Ungraded
  • Certification: Uncertified