Last updated on April 14th, 2020 at 02:57 am
Last Updated on April 14, 2020 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
Canadian coin collectors are used to coins created by the Royal Canadian Mint featuring iconic symbols native to the country. This includes coins featuring the beaver, common loon, polar bear and many more. These symbols have become a staple in Canadian currency. However, there are times when coins are created to celebrate other things, such as other cultures embraced by Canadians. That is what you will find with the new 2017 Canada $25 Dragon Boat Festival Fine Silver coin. This coin is a representation of the cultural tradition of dragon boat racing, an activity enjoyed in Canada via Dragon Boat Festival celebrations.
Unique Collectible Coin
Coin collection value is always important to a collector. Most collectors invest in unique coins that will have value over time. This is one such coin that is sure to be a quality collector’s piece. The history of the coin’s theme is quite unique. Dragon boat racing began on the rivers of China and is a 2,000 year old cultural tradition that intertwines with Chinese folklore. This unique coin features a colourful image of a Chinese dragon on the reverse, which represents the annual Dragon Boat Festival that takes place around the world, including Canada. Several cities in the nation take part in the colourful and unique festival.
The coin is a representation of the unique competitive sporting event as well as a nod to the cultural traditions of Chinese-Canadians. The beautiful colouring and engraving really display the dragon well and make this piece a showstopper, something to discuss with other coin collectors or show off to family and friends. The coin was actually struck several times by the Royal Canadian Mint in order to create quality dimension and depth. The head was carefully sculpted and seems to rise up from the flat surface of the coin.
The goal in the creation of the coin was to recreate the colour and pageantry found within the Dragon Boat Festival. The dragon boats used in the races are ornately decorated and this coin also has an ornately created image to depict the unique look and feel of the Chinese traditional dragon.
When you order this coin, it comes complete with a maroon clamshell with black beauty box for easy display or storage. The 99.99% pure silver coin features the dragon in full colour, with prominent blues, orange and red colouring. The remainder of the coin is silver with an image of Queen Elizabeth on the Obverse side.
Coin collectors are sure to enjoy this unique piece, be it for the colourful presentation or the historic content. This coin adds a nice showpiece to any collection as viewers will be in awe of the fine etching and colours of the coin.
At Colonial Acres, we can assist you in the purchasing of this unique Chinese-Canadian coin along with other Canadian coinage needs. Let us help you add this colourful piece to your collection for a unique coin that represents the fun and exciting world of Dragon Boat racing.