2024 $8 Spirit Dragon - Pure Gold Coin

SKU: 623932114678

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Country: Canada
Year: 2024

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Coiling and floating across the sky, Shenlong is the revered lóng (“dragon”) of Chinese mythology that governs the elements upon which agriculture depends: wind, rain, clouds and, when angered, tempests. The benevolent rainmaker and master of storms is typically the colour of the blue sky so it often goes unseen, but on this affordable 99.99% pure gold coin, Shenlong strikes a commanding pose that leaves little doubt of its mastery over the weather.

The coin’s reverse was designed by Simon Ng and features a depiction of the Chinese spirit dragon Shenlong, the benevolent bringer of rains and master of storms. Moving forward across the sky, the dragon’s snake-like body curls away into the distance, as Shenlong brings forth the elements of weather. The dragon’s talons rest on billowing clouds, and with cheeks puffed, Shenlong breathes out a swirling wind; that movement of air is also conveyed by the curling whiskers, eyebrows and horns. The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The obverse also bears a special marking that includes four pearls symbolizing the four effigies that have graced Canadian coins and the double date of her reign.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: $8
Year: 2024

Diameter: 14.10 mm
Material: Gold
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 1.58 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.05 Troy Ounces

Reverse: Shenlong
Artist: Simon Ng
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 8,888
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II

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