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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 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (24)
  • Great quality (19)
  • Unique (18)
  • One of A kind (16)
  • Good value (15)

Cons

  • Too small (7)

Best Uses

  • Gift (15)
  • Special occasion (11)
  • Gift for child (8)
  • Holiday gift (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (16), Budget shopper (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18), Yes (7)

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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
       
      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
       
      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
         
        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
                   
                  5.0

                  Lion Dance

                  By Jpa

                  from Uxbridge, ON

                  About Me Quality Driven

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift For Child

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

                    Gift

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    2.0

                    This design is too busy for the coin's small size!

                    By None

                    from Edmonton

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Too Small

                      Best Uses

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

                        This type of native design is becoming somewhat repetitious. I would prefer the appearance of the traditional coin designs used on many of the circulation commemorative quarters, especially those provincial designs around the 1999/2000 period and many more that circulated during that decade. These coins are some of the best we've seen in our history and are more collectible than many of the designs for collectors.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Stunning Graphic

                        By Gale the Wind

                        from Surrey, B.C.

                        About Me Bargain Hunter

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gift For Adult
                          • Special Occasion

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

                          Will wear as a necklace

                          • 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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