Fine Silver Coin – Dragon Dance (2016)
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Fine Silver Coin – Dragon Dance (2016)

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Fine Silver Coin – Dragon Dance (2016)

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$29.95 CAD
Mintage: 20,000
STATUS:
Canada and US only

Your coin has been expertly crafted in 99.99% pure silver with a matte proof finish that accentuates every detail to stunning effect!

Dragons have been a part of Asian culture for thousands of years. Unlike the fire-breathing villains of the West, Asian dragons are friendly and benevolent creatures that play a key role in celebrations, particularly Chinese New Year. The Spring Festival (Chun-jie) is a critical time of rebirth that signals the upcoming planting season and can always benefit from the dragon's wisdom, longevity and life-giving rain!

As Chinese people began to immigrate to other parts of the world, the powerful dragon was sure to follow. Today, wherever Chinese communities exist around the globe, one can expect to see a dragon dancing in the streets sometime in January or February. This is certainly true of Canada where almost 5% of its population is Chinese.

People join the spectacle waving flags and banners. Drums, cymbals, gongs and firecrackers keep evil spirits at bay as a coordinated team of dancers moves the dragon's long, serpentine body. Each person holds a section of its body atop a pole while the leader carries the “pearl of wisdom,” moving it up and down, to the left and right, for the dragon to follow as it weaves its way through the streets.

Make 2016 a happy and prosperous year with this beautiful coin! Order today!

Special features:
  • CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR! A beautiful collectible that celebrates Chinese New Year! The Spring Festival is a critical time of rebirth that signals the upcoming planting season and can always benefit from the dragon's wisdom, longevity, and life-giving rain!
  • 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!
  • ASIAN-INSPIRED BEAUTY BOX! Your coin arrives packaged in an Asian-inspired beauty box that sets the stage for a breathtaking presentation in your collection.
  • UNIQUE: The unique 8-dollar denomination on your coin is highly symbolic of wealth and prosperity.
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt!

Design:
Designed by Canadian artist Harvey Chan, your coin features a traditional Chinese dragon, its long, serpentine body disappearing far into the distance. The dragon's undulating form conveys the dynamic energy of its dance as numerous people with poles move its body above their heads. Above the dragon, tiny bursts add a festive tone to the image. The dragon's face is reminiscent of a horse, but it also has a beard, whiskers, fangs, horns, fish scales and is holding the “pearl of wisdom” is its mouth.

Did you know…
  • Wu Long is the Chinese term for “dragon dance.” In China, there are generally two styles: northern and southern.
  • Dragons are believed to have special powers. They can fly, swim under water and walk on land. They often combine the features of numerous animals, such as fish scales, horns and claws.
  • Longer dragons are considered luckier than shorter ones. Dragons can range from a few metres to 100 metres in length.
  • An odd number of joints in the dragon's body is considered auspicious. Usually, they have 9, 11, 13 or 29 joints.
  • The dragon's body is often kept in a “dragon king temple,” and is only taken out on the day of the dance. At the end, the body is promptly returned to the temple while the tail and head are burned.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with an Asian-inspired beauty box.

Order your coin today!

Reviews

Interesting

5

If ordering the silk cord necklace and bezel for this coin, be aware the tool is the wrong one for the bezel screw. I have given several for gifts and wear it myself as a necklace. It always gets compliments and questions.

noname

Alberta

Yes

Nice coin ...different value making it unique

5

Gift for my Chinese grandson

Murray Sr

CHILLIWACK,BC

Yes

I grant and unusual.

5

Shows well

Mikessite

Brampton. On

Yes

Image too detailed to display well without having colour

2

I like the fact that it has an 8 dollar denomination and was inexpensive. To display well, I think such an intricately-detailed coin needed to have some colour added.

The Great Sloan

Sherwood Park, AB

No

"I appreciate the quality of this gift for giving."

5

Gift for son who is into dragons. Beautiful design, excellent quality

Grandmother

Mississauga, Ontario

Yes

very nice coin

5

I like it

stu

St. Peters Cape Breton Nova Scotia

No

Dragon Dance .999 Pure Silver Coin

5

I highly recommend the Royal Canadian Mint,as they offer quality coins,have fair prices,excellent communication,and good in-transit times.

Daniel

Gainesville,FL

Yes

Have seen better dragon coins

3

I've seen better chinese dragon coin.

NYCBirdy

NYC

Beautiful coin

5

I gave it to my adult son. He likes Asian things and preferred this coin to another one I offered him. It is clear and beauiful.

Joe

US

Yes

"what a coin

4

very nice design.

Maxcan

Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Yes

Fine Silver Coin – Dragon Dance (2016)

4.4 79

88.0

What is the weight of this coin and why is that info not on RCM website?

Bill

The weight is 7.96 grams. You can find the weight for any RCM coin in the "Specifications" section of the product page; this section is usually located on the right side of the page.

Anonymous

what is the weight in grams of the coin?

droptop

It is 7.96 grams.

Anonymous

Why is this coin an $8.00 one? Any significance for this?

Wilko

Hi Wilko - 8 is considered a lucky number.

Anonymous

the number 8 is said to be lucky for the chinese

anonymous

asians like the number 8

anonymous

How long is delivery from day or order?

Hildy

Hi Hildy - delivery varies on whether or not we have stock, how many items are on your order and the volume of orders in queue. Our call centre can assist with rush orders. To order by phone, call: 1-800-267-1871 (Canada) 1-800-268-6468 (US) 613-954-2626 (International) Our hours are from: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, Saturday.

Anonymous

I am in Vancouver, I found that this coin: Dragon Dance (2016) is NOT AVAILABLE in Vancouver store, so how can I buy it? Besides, if I want to get it before 2016-02-7, is that possible?

Fred

Hi Fred - best to give us a call: 1-800-267-1871 (Canada) 1-800-268-6468 (US) 613-954-2626 (International) Our hours are from: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, Saturday.

Anonymous

Is this the first one of a new serie?

Lou

Hi Lou - no, this is not the first in a new series. It is a stand alone coin.

Anonymous

In the e-mail the question pops up, do you want to see prices in US dollars? Well they don't show up exepct for $0.00 shows up. That mean that everything is FREE? lol just asking for US prices. Thanks Don Coffelt ripcord8@hotmail.com

Don Coffelt

Thank you for your question. It sounds like the issue was resolved. Prices should now be displayed for you in US prices.

I am aware this question has been answered. However, I don't know if this question can be edited, but you may wish to do so, so that your email is not visible to the public.

Matt

What is the Silver content and why is this as well as the purity not shown on the coin as is typical of RCM coins with denominational value? Also, the website is/will not showing prices in US Dollars, what is the cost (USD) please. Thank you for your time!

MoonWoof

Hi MoonWoof, The composition of this coin is 99.99% pure silver. Although there are several required items on all Canadian coins (i.e. denomination, year, Queen's effigy, artist initials, etc.) metal purity is not one of them. Thank you for letting us know you are unable to see US pricing. We'll look into it. The approximate cost of this coin in US dollars (as of Feb 4th 2016) is US$21.99.

Chad

The exchange rate fluctuates - sometimes a great deal- so it impractical to show the USD. You can look up the exchange rate every day on line. Exchange rate of USD to CDN dollar - and they give you the info on how to figure it out. They will give you the exchange rate. I don't know the frequency of changes but I know the exchange rate is for that day. Right now the exchange rate is very favorable for USD.

Penmark

Excuse me, why can't I to see the prices in USD in some ítems? How much this con in USD?

FranzJ

Hi FranzJ, As of Jan 28 2016 the approximate US price of this coin is US$21.99. We will look into why the US price is not showing up sometimes. Thank you for letting us know. If in the future you're not seeing the price in US dollars, you can contact our call centre; 1-800-268-6468

Chad

Specifications

  • No.149744
  • Mintage20,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishmatte proof
  • Weight (g) 7.96
  • Diameter (mm) 27
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value8 dollars
  • ArtistHarvey Chan (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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