For thousands of years, the legendary dragon has been an integral part of Asian cultures. Unlike the fire-breathing villains of the West, Asian dragons are friendly and benevolent.
Dragons 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
Reverse: 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 dragon’s face dominates the design, its snake-like body flows along the lower edge and beyond the field of the coin.
Obverse: The likeness of Queen Elizabeth II.
Guaranteed by the Royal Canadian Mint.
Contains 1/4 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
Comes in a mint-issued maroon clamshell box with a certificate of authenticity.
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