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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)
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

96%

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)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (18), Budget shopper (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19), Yes (9)

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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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice coin

        By Joe

        from Vancouve BC

        About Me Bargain Hunter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • One Of A Kind

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult
          • Gift For Child

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

          Good product for kids to start coin collection.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Loin coin

          By Boydster

          from Blockhouse Nova Scotia

          About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Great Quality
          • One Of A Kind
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Too Small

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult
          • Holiday Gift
          • Special Occasion

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

          I love collecting coin and enjoy looking at the new ones that come out

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Unique and fairly good value

          By Crystal

          from West Vancouver, BC

          About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Value
          • Great Quality
          • One Of A Kind
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult
            • Holiday Gift
            • Special Occasion

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

            Simple collectible; I appreciate its cultural significance.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very attractive coin

            By Fredy

            from Surrey, BC - Canada

            About Me Quality Driven

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • One Of A Kind
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I am glad this coin makes part of my collection

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                I would recommend to a friend.

                By N/A

                from Whitby, Ont

                About Me Bargain Hunter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Good Value
                • Great Quality
                • One Of A Kind
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    I added it to my own collection, family Chinese year, pretty design appeals to me.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good design at a good price

                    By Mawsyboy

                    from London ontario

                    About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift For Adult
                      • Gift For Child
                      • Holiday Gift
                      • Special Occasion

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

                      A nice coin for my personal collection

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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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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