Backed by Royale Canadian Mint. Born on the rivers of China, dragon boat racing is at the heart of a 2,000-year-old cultural tradition that is steeped in folklore, and full of colorful pageantry. Ultra-high relief engraving brings the Chinese dragon to life. Representing a stunning visual celebration of the annual Dragon Boat Festival celebrated worldwide including several cities across Canada!
Design by Canadian artist Simon Ng offers an artistic tribute to Dragon Boat Festival through the skillful fusion of ancient symbolism, traditional art elements and modern minting techniques. The lower portion of the coin is dominated by foam-tipped waves; an auspicious pattern that also adds a sense of motion to the design. In fact, curved lines are present throughout this water-themed design, including the dragon's mane that evokes the sensation of wind and movement. Engraved in ultra-high relief for added depth and dimension, the serpentine spirit emerges from the water in a way that mimics the shape of a dragon boat, with its neck curved like a boat's gunwale. The dragon's features are resplendent in colorful hues of red, gold, green and blue, culminating in the blue pearl held tight in its jaw as a symbol of wisdom, and the active yang aspect of the life force that surrounds us.
Includes the engraved year "2017", the word "CANADA" and the face value, "25 DOLLARS". In the back, t he effigy of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Each silver coin arrives in its original themed Mint box and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. A hard plastic protective capsule.AWESOME GIFT AND FANTASTIC COLLECTOR'S ITEM. TERMS OF SALE OF WHICH YOU MUST AGREE. FIRST CLASS POST WITH TRACKING.
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