2016 $8 Dragon Dance - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932071704

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Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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This 2016 pure silver matte proof Canadian $8 coin features a traditional Chinese dragon dance, with the dragon’s long body disappearing into the distance. The coin weighs just over one quarter ounce and is one of the lowest priced pure silver coins offered by the Royal Canadian Mint.  As a pure silver coin struck by the RCM, this coin is HST/GST exempt.


The Design:

The undulating form conveys the energy of its dance, as people with poles move its head and body below. Its face appears similar to that of a horse, but it also has a beard, whiskers, fangs, horns, fish scales and is holding “the pearl of wisdom in its mouth.


The Dragon Dance:

Dragons have fascinated children and adults throughout the world for many generations, and they have become one of the most powerful symbols of Chinese culture and mythology. 

In addition to being an attractive and artistic collectible, this coin will also serve as a symbol of good luck.  The dragon can always be counted on for its wisdom and longevity, while the $8 denomination is associated with wealth and prosperity.


Year: 2016

Diameter: 27mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 7.96 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.256 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Traditional Chinese dragon
Artist: Harvey Chan
Finish: Matte Proof
Quantity Produced: 20,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Chinese Culture

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