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 the blessings of heaven for a prosperous and harmonious year—a request that is symbolically carried out by the majestic lion.
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
- A unique collectible to celebrate the New Year—and Canada’s Chinese communities that enrich the nation’s multi-cultural character.
- Expertly crafted in 99.99% pure silver with a matte proof finish that accentuates every detail to stunning effect.
- 8-dollar denomination is highly symbolic of wealth and prosperity.
- A unique gift and collectible to share with Chinese friends and family, people who enjoy exploring exotic cultures, and lion-lovers of all kinds!
The reverse image by Canadian artist Simon Ng 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.