2016 $200 Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang - Pure Gold Coin

SKU: 623932080836

RCM Number:
156944
Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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Each embodying unique strengths, the Tiger and the Dragon are ancient symbols referenced throughout Chinese myth, astronomy, and astrology. This exquisitely designed 99.99% pure gold coin, featuring a square hole pierced through its centre, celebrates the ageless story of these two mythic powers. The Royal Canadian MintÕs first gold holed coin is beautifully designed and engraved using traditional Chinese imagery and motifs on both its reverse and obverse sides.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Charles Vinh features the image of a tiger and a dragon facing one another across the coinÕs pierced centre. This central square hole is a traditional motif used in Chinese minting to represent the Earth and the national landmass. Above the hole, the stylized yinyang symbol, created using different finishes, underscores the coinÕs central theme of
balance. The yinyang symbol is surrounded by elemental flames. On the left side of the image, the Tiger, associated in Chinese tradition with the western compass point, shows its back to the viewer as it climbs toward the top of the image. Its face is viewed in profile as it turns its head toward the Dragon on its right. On the right side of the image, the Dragon, associated with the eastern compass point, is presented in profile, facing the Tiger to its left. Its claws are raised and its scale-covered body coils sinuously. The obverse design, also by Charles Vinh, features two elaborately carved phoenixesÑfittingly associated with the feminine, the Empress, and the Queen when juxtaposed with the Dragon featured on the reverse of the coin. The phoenixes flank each side of the central square hole, above which is the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The effigy is engraved within a smooth polished circle that is detailed on each side with stylized scrollwork.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 200 Dollars
Year: 2016

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 30mm
Material: Gold
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.16 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.002 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Tiger, Dragon, Yin Yang
Artist: Charles Vinh
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 588
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Chinese Culture


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