2024 Canada $8 Lunar Year of the Dragon Fine Silver (No Tax)
Celebrate the Year of the Dragon (2024) with this soon-to-be treasured keepsake! The sole mythical creature in the Chinese Zodiac, the indomitable Dragon is the symbol of great power and good fortune, of success and strength. People born in the Year of the Dragon are natural leaders known for their tenacity and courage, and under the auspicious influence of the Wood Dragon, 2024 brings the promise of progress, positivity and prosperity.
Years of the Dragon: According to the Chinese Zodiac, you’re a Dragon if you were born in 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 or 2024. Already the most auspicious animal sign, Dragons can further boost their luck by sticking with the numbers 1, 6 and 7, or their lucky colours of gold, white and grey.
Dragons are natural leaders and go-getters. Courageous and intelligent, Dragons are not afraid of challenges and are willing to take risks. The Dragon itself has long been a revered symbol of Chinese culture; it represents power, excellence and good luck.
Wood dragons are quiet, creative thinkers. In Chinese astrology, every year in the 12-year cycle is ruled by a different Zodiac sign and each creature is associated with one of the five elements, meaning the Wood Dragon is only celebrated once every 60 years. While Dragons are known to be fierce, driven and loyal, the Wood element in 2024 tempers their fiery, energetic temperament. Wood Dragons are calmer and more introverted, creative and inquisitive—they’ll dive into any problem, and they usually come up with an innovative idea or solution.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Aries Cheung celebrates the Year of the Dragon (2024) through its playful depiction of the beloved Chinese Zodiac animal. Gracefully snaking across the sky, the Dragon extends its claws and reaches for two auspicious motifs: a branch covered in plum blossoms, the Chinese New Year flower symbolizing resilience, vitality and courage; and a celebratory lantern, which is decorated with the Chinese character “龍” (“Dragon”). The reverse also includes the word “CANADA”, the year “2024” and a face value of “8 DOLLARS”. The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The obverse also bears a special marking that includes four pearls symbolizing the four effigies that have graced Canadian coins and the double date of her reign.
Item Number: 208130
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight: 7.96 g
Diameter: 27 mm
Face Value: $8
Finish: Modified Specimen
Artist: Aries Chung (reverse), Susannah Blunt (obverse)
• A Lunar Year Celebration! Celebrate the Year of the Dragon (2024) and mark a special moment in 2024 with this gift-ready fine silver keepsake featuring the Dragon, a symbol of good luck in Chinese culture.
• New for 2024. The Dragon is the most popular animal in the Chinese Zodiac, so for the Year of the Dragon in 2024, we’ve introduced a ¼ oz. 99.99% pure silver coin that is the most affordable piece in the Royal Canadian Mint's Lunar New Year collection.
• Your lucky dragon! This unique keepsake is the perfect way to honour a friend or loved one born in the Year of the Dragon: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 and 2024. It’s also an ideal gift for those celebrating a milestone moment in 2024, whether it’s a graduation, wedding or the arrival of a new family member born between February 10, 2024 and January 28, 2025.
• A ready-made gift! Crafted in ¼ oz. 99.99% pure silver, this fun collectible is perfect for sharing and will preserve your memories of this Year of the Dragon (2024) for years to come.
• Graphic folder packaging. The coin comes in a red folder with removable capsule and a ready-to-mail red envelope, evoking the Chinese New Year custom of gifting “lucky money” in a red envelope.
• Fun and uplifting. The design features auspicious symbols and an uplifting art style to greet the new year with optimism and hope.
• Limited mintage. A total of 38,888 coins are available to collectors worldwide.
The Lunar Year of the Dragon keepsake comes in a red folder with removable capsule for easy viewing. It also comes with a ready-to-mail red envelope, evoking the Chinese New Year custom of gifting “lucky money” in a red envelope.