2016 $8 Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932074552

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Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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Locked in their ancient battle positions, the Tiger and the Dragon struggle for dominanceÑequal and opposing forces, yin and yang. This exquisitely designed 99.99% pure silver coin, featuring a square hole pierced through its centre, celebrates the ageless story of these two mythic powers.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Charles Vinh features the image of a tiger and a dragon locked in battle. At the centre of the coin is a square holeÑa traditional motif used in Chinese minting to represent the Earth and the national landmass. Above the hole, the stylized yinyang symbol, created through the use of different finishes, underscores the coinÕs central theme. This symbol is surrounded by elemental flames. On the left side of the image, the Tiger, its back to the viewer and its face turned in profile to the Dragon on its right, crawls in typical defensive stance amid stylized scrollwork. On the right, the Dragon is presented in profile, facing the Tiger to its left. Its claws are raised and its scale- covered body coils to attack. 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. This scrollwork is continued in elaborate detail on the bottom half of the obverse field.

Makes a beautiful and thoughtful gift or token of good fortune and a unique addition to any collection featuring Chinese imagery, specialized coins, nature themes, and Chinese-Canadian cultural motifs.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 8 Dollars
Year: 2016

Diameter: 36mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Bullion Weight: 0.671 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Tiger and dragon in battle
Artist: Charles Vinh
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 5888
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Chinese Culture

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