2017 Canada 8 Dollar Silver Lion Dance Matte Proof

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Bring Festive Fortune to Your Collection!

More Than a Millennium of Colorful Tradition!

If you find yourself hearing the rollicking rhythm of drums along with the clangs of cymbals and gongs, check your calendar. You may be right in the thick of Chun-jie, otherwise known as the Spring Festival or the Chinese Lunar New Year. Draw yourself closer to the sound and you'll discover the Lion Dance -- a show of color and craftsmanship that is sure to get your heart beating in time with your feet! Performed since the Tang Dynasty, this symbolic show of vivid color is only surpassed by the dancers that inhabit these elaborate lion costumes. Depending on the style of dance, it can be a cheerful show of comedy, an acrobatic show of martial arts skill or both! No matter where or when you find it, you're in for a performance like no other!

99.99% Pure Silver Luck Has Found You!

When we heard the Royal Canadian Mint was going to produce a Lion Dance coin, we immediately knew they would expertly capture the ritual's kinetic energy. And, of course, they delivered with this 2017 Silver Lion Dance Matte Proof! Canadian artist Simon Ng depicts a two-person Lion Dance team in full motion, surrounded by swaying lanterns and fluttering confetti. Look closely, and you'll see the face of the dancer under the head of the lion! Chiefly in charge of chasing evil spirits, this coin's lion is already delivering good fortune. In addition, the number eight is an incredibly potent number in Chinese culture, and this coin's legal-tender Canadian eight dollar denomination serves up the luck! It's all paired with Susanna Blunt's portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the reverse.

Don't Miss The Party!

The artisans at the Royal Canadian Mint deliver it all in a gorgeous matte proof, giving you razor sharp detail along with a stunning finish. Your 2017 Silver Lion Dance Matte Proof will arrive in the exact same condition as it left the mint, encased in an acrylic capsule inside a Royal Canadian Mint-branded case within a black beauty box. Only 30,000 of these proofs will be minted, and Spring Festival-themed coins like these are immensely popular with collectors around the world. Get moving now -- bring this lucky lion to your street today!

Year of Issue 2017
Country Canada
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9999
Condition Matte Proof
Denomination 8.00
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name Royal Canadian Mint
Coin Weight 7.96 Grams - g
Dimensions 27mm
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