2018 $8 Dragon Luck - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932088573

RCM Number:
164448
Country: Canada
Year: 2018

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Description

This $8 fine silver coin from the Royal Canadian Mint features the legendary dragon that has been an integral part of Asian cultures for thousands of years. Unlike the fire-breathing villains of the West, Asian dragons are friendly and benevolent. They are powerful beings that bring life-giving rain to crops during Chinese New Year, the most important celebration in Chinese culture. Their noble strength also shines during dragon boat races, as paddlers propel their boats forward to the beat of drums. Wherever Chinese communities are found throughout the world, the benevolent dragon is sure to follow, bringing its ancient cultural celebrations to cities and towns across Canada.

The coin is dated 2018 with an $8 denomination and weighs just over one quarter ounce of pure silver. The mintage is limited to just 20,000. The design is intended to bring good luck and fortune to its holder. Life is full of promise under the positive influence of this commanding dragon portrait by Canadian artist Simon Ng, with the Chinese character for good fortune engraved on the right. The dragonÕs face dominates the design - its snake-like body flows along the lower edge and beyond the field of the coin. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 8 Dollars
Year: 2018

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

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: A dragon and the Chinese character for good fortune
Artist: Simon Ng
Finish: Matte Proof
Quantity Produced: 20000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian,Royal Canadian Mint,Chinese Culture


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