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Pure Silver Coin – Lion Dance (2017)

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Pure Silver Coin – Lion Dance (2017)

$29.95 CAD
Mintage: 30,000
STATUS:
Canada and US only

HEALTH, WEALTH, AND HAPPINESS TO ALL! Order today!

As Chinese communities around the world celebrate Spring Festival (the Lunar New Year) on January 28th, this beautiful Lion Dance coin will usher in a hefty dose of good luck for 2017!

The Spring Festival (Chun-jie) is the most important celebration in Chinese culture. It's a critical time of rebirth in which the whole community comes together to seek blessings from heaven for a prosperous and harmonious year—a request that is symbolically carried out by the majestic lion.

In Canada, where almost 5% of the population is Chinese, throngs of people take to the streets to watch the lion dance. This ancient celebration is not difficult to find; one merely has to follow the sound of drums, cymbals and gongs that keep evil at bay as they enhance the performance. Lanterns and streamers fly overhead, and the air is charged with energy.

Make 2017 a happy and prosperous year with this beautiful coin! Order today!

Special features:
  • CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR! A unique collectible to celebrate the New Year and Canada's Chinese communities that enrich the nation's multi-cultural character.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER! Your coin has been expertly crafted in 99.99% pure silver with a matte proof finish that accentuates every detail to stunning effect!
  • UNIQUE: The unique 8-dollar denomination on your coin is highly symbolic of wealth and prosperity.
  • GST/HST EXEMPT! Your coin is GST/HST exempt!

Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Simon Ng, your coin features a traditional Chinese lion with one of the two dancers visible as he holds up the lion's head. The dancer's curved body, the position of his feet, and the lion's bowed head convey a sense of movement while the lanterns and streamers enhance the festive tone of the image. The lion's large, dragon-inspired head and beard, its ornately detailed face, and its deeply layered body reveal the remarkable craftsmanship required to create a lion costume, and the physicality needed to bring it to life through dance.

Did you know…
  • Lions are not native to China, but were presented to emperors as gifts to promote Silk Road trade during the Han Dynasty (206 BC–220 AD). The lion dance emerged as formal court entertainment, and by the time of the Tang Dynasty (618–906 AD), was being enjoyed by the masses during religious festivals in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. The costumes and performances diversified, but the basic symbolism remained essentially the same.
  • The powerful lion is believed to embody all the forces of nature. This is expressed in its colours (yellow, black, green, red, and white) that represent the five directions of the Chinese compass (center, north, east, south, west) and the five elements of life (earth, water, wood, fire, metal).
  • The lion's head is inspired by the mythical dragon with a beard and pronounced forehead, often with a horn in the shape of a phoenix to symbolize life and re-birth. Additionally, the lion's ears and tail are from the Chinese unicorn to bring wisdom and luck; its spine represents the wealth and charm of the snake; while the bump on its head holds the longevity of a tortoise shell.
  • Over the centuries, the lion dance has evolved into two styles. The southern style mimics the lion's behaviour while the northern style is inspired by martial arts. This dance is more gymnastic and may involve two-legged lions (one performer instead of two) to represent young cubs.

Packaging:

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

Order your coin today!

Reviews

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Pure Silver Coin – Lion Dance (2017)
 
4.5

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (26)
  • Great quality (19)
  • Unique (19)
  • One of A kind (16)
  • Good value (15)

Cons

  • Too small (8)

Best Uses

  • Gift (17)
  • Special occasion (11)
  • Gift for child (9)
  • Holiday gift (8)
  • Memorabilia (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (18), Budget shopper (13), Education oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21), Yes (13)

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5.0

My lucky coin

By Heavy D

from Alliston, Ontario

About Me Education Oriented, Working Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Detailed
  • Displays Well
  • Mint Condition

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Lifetime
    • Memorabilia
    • Older Children
    • Teens

    Comments about Pure Silver Coin – Lion Dance (2017):

    I have this coin on display and is quite the conversation piece, if it was slightly larger it would be easier to see the lovely details, but as is, it is a great piece. I am very pleased with this purchase

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Intricate coin

    By Silly Bee

    from Winnipeg, Canada

    About Me Collector, Education Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Authentic
    • Detailed
    • Displays Well
    • Mint Condition

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adults
      • Hobby
      • Lifetime
      • Memorabilia
      • Teens

      Comments about Pure Silver Coin – Lion Dance (2017):

      Very proud to own this coin

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      yes

      By monky

      from bc

      About Me Education Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Detailed
      • Displays Well
      • Mint Condition

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Memorabilia

        Comments about Pure Silver Coin – Lion Dance (2017):

        was a very liked gift

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        I would buy more

        By Al

        from Calgary

        About Me Working Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Authentic
        • Detailed
        • Displays Well
        • Mint Condition
        • My son loves it
        • Rare

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Memorabilia
          • Older Children
          • Teens

          Comments about Pure Silver Coin – Lion Dance (2017):

          Will buy more

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          3.0

          beautiful coin.

          By X

          from winnipeg, mb

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Pure Silver Coin – Lion Dance (2017):

          I find that the high price charged by the Mint for all their coins is a direct relationship to the ability to collect same. Even as a purchase for the purpose of investing, the coin prices are very high.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          3.0

          Nice gift

          By N A

          from BC

          About Me Grandparent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Affordable

          Cons

          • Common

          Best Uses

          • Grand Kids
          • Memorabilia

          Comments about Pure Silver Coin – Lion Dance (2017):

          Priced right

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Beautiful Clin

          By Pegleg

          from Thorold, Ontario

          About Me Collector

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Authentic
          • Detailed
          • Displays Well
          • Mint Condition
          • Rare

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adults
            • Young Children

            Comments about Pure Silver Coin – Lion Dance (2017):

            This coin was bought for me as a gift as I said that I really liked this coin and I plan on making it into a necklace. Beautiful detail in this coin.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            very nice

            By greenswallow

            from victoria, bc

            About Me Quality Driven

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Adult
              • Gift For Child

              Comments about Pure Silver Coin – Lion Dance (2017):

              really liked the box it came in compared to the 150th celebration coin that came in plastic wrap and cardboard.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              3.0

              A GREAT COIN FOR A GIFT AS WELL AS MYSELF

              By FARTFACE

              from INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, FLORIDA

              About Me Quality Driven

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

              • Too Small

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Adult

              Comments about Pure Silver Coin – Lion Dance (2017):

              for my collection

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Yes

              By Pappajak

              from GTA

              About Me Bargain Hunter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Good Value
              • Great Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult
                • Special Occasion

                Comments about Pure Silver Coin – Lion Dance (2017):

                Theme for the occasion

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                • Q:

                  Could you please tell me the weight of this coin in ounce fraction.
                  Thank you
                  Asked on 9/11/2017 by Bruno from West Hills, CA

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                    A:

                    Hi Bruno,

                    This coin weighs 1/4 (troy) ounces (7.96 grams).

                    Answered on 9/12/2017 by Chad from Ottawa
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                Specifications

                • No.154669
                • Mintage30,000
                • Composition99.99% pure silver
                • Finishmatte proof
                • Weight (g) 7.96
                • Diameter (mm) 27
                • Edgeserrated
                • Certificateserialized
                • Face value8 dollars
                • ArtistSimon Ng (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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