The ancient yin-yang symbol is a masterpiece of engraving on these prestigious coins. They’re the first to feature gold and silver to illustrate the Chinese philosophy of duality. Gold is yang. It is fiery and active like the sun that dominates the sky. This high-energy realm is captured in the form of a swallow. It’s a symbolic bird that is one of the fastest and most acrobatic in the world. In contrast, the silver coin shimmers like a pool of cool water. Its yin qualities are perfectly expressed as a koi fish. Together, silver and gold demonstrate the duality that exists in all things. Fire and water. Earth and sky. Their symbolism is profound, their beauty unmatched. Each interpretation will deepen every time you admire these exquisite works of art. Mintage of this coin is limited to only 288 pieces worldwide. GST/HST exempt.
The reverse image on both the gold and silver coins by Canadian artist Aries Cheung was inspired by traditional Chinese folk art and infused with contemporary design elements.
The obverse image on both the gold and silver coins by Canadian artist Aries Cheung features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt centered in the widest portion of the tear-shaped coin and flanked by ELIZABETH II and D.G. REGINA.
$200 Pure Gold Sparrow Design:
A swallow flies along this unique yang-shaped coin, the tips of its wings almost touching as they are portrayed mid-beat. The spread of its feathers, its strongly curved wings, arched back and tail convey the swallow’s quick and dynamic flight. The freedom and expansive sense of sky are enhanced by a background of auspicious clouds.
Auspicious clouds echo the sense of sky featured on the reverse. CANADA 2019 and 200 DOLLARS are engraved along the outer edge of the coin.
$10 Fine Silver Koi Fish Design:
A koi fish swims along this unique yin-shaped coin, its curved body, flowing dorsal fins and tail following the coin’s outer edge. Its prominent scales feature multiple frostings to convey the multi-coloured beauty of this graceful fish. A background of concentric curves evokes the deep, contemplative nature of water with stylized waves breaking at the surface.
Concentric curves and stylized waves echo the koi fish’s earth-bound existence featured on the reverse. CANADA 2019 and 10 DOLLARS are engraved along the outer edge of the coin.