An auspicious pattern of stylized, foam-tipped waves fills much of the field, where the engraved lines convey movement in the water. Engraved in ultra high relief, a Chinese dragon rises up from the flat surface of the coin, where the serpentine neck alludes to the typical shape of a boat. An application of colour adds dazzling reds, oranges and blues to this revered figure of Chinese mythology, who holds a green pearl of wisdom that symbolizes the active yang aspect of qi, the life force that surrounds us. SPECIAL FEATURES - A MODERN SPORT WITH AN ANCIENT PAST: A dazzling showpiece that celebrates the cultural tradition of dragon boat racing, and the festivals held annually in several Canadian cities. ULTRA HIGH RELIEF ENGRAVING: Struck several times to ensure crisp lines and maximum depth, the dragon's carefully sculpted head rises up from the coin's flat surface, like a dragon emerging from the engraved waves.
CAPTURES THE COLOURFUL PAGEANTRY: Highlighted by the application of colour over the engraving, the dragon's head on the reverse is every bit as a colourful as the elaborately painted dragon boats. TRADITION MEETS CONTEMPORARY: In addition to its colour-over-engraved features, the traditional depiction of a Chinese dragon is rich in symbolism and includes a few modern design elements, such as the stylized background that adds an outstanding amount of etched details.This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "gatewestcoins" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.