For thousands of years, the legendary dragon has been an integral part of Asian cultures. Unlike the fire-breathing villains of the West, Asian dragons are friendly and benevolent. They are powerful beings that bring life-giving rain to crops during Chinese New Year, the most important celebration in Chinese culture. Their noble strength also shines during dragon boat races, as paddlers propel their boats forward to the beat of drums. Wherever Chinese communities are found throughout the world, the benevolent dragon is sure to follow, bringing its ancient cultural celebrations to cities and towns across Canada.
Item Number: 164448
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 7.96
Diameter (mm): 27
Face Value: $8
Finish: Matte proof
Artist: Simon Ng
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- The ultimate symbol of good luck! This distinctive keepsake will energize any collection with a dose of dragon magnificence.
- Dragon lovers of all kinds will adore this coin. It’s a unique gift and collectible to celebrate Chinese New Year, share with dragon boat enthusiasts, Chinese friends and family—anyone who revels in the legendary might of the dragon!
- 8-dollar denomination is highly symbolic of wealth and prosperity.
Life is full of promise under the positive influence of this commanding dragon portrait by Canadian artist Simon Ng, with the Chinese character for good fortune engraved on the right. The dragon’s face dominates the design, its snake-like body flows along the lower edge and beyond the field of the coin.