2024 Canadian Year of the Dragon Extraordinarily High Relief Proof Silver Coin
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Framed by a wood pattern, the Dragon on the 2024 Year of the Dragon coin is brought to life by Extraordinarily High Relief (EHR) which lifts the finely detailed relief to an incredible height of 4.7 mm. Elevating the extraordinary by providing a rear view – also engraved in Extraordinarily High Relief – of that same scene on the coin’s obverse, where the relief climbs to a height of 3.85 mm to give the Dragon a more three-dimensional form within this two-sided design.
Each coin comes in a floating capsule with extra-wide sides that allow for unobstructed front-to-back viewing and vertical display. The red beauty box passes on a blessing for “Good Fortune”.
The reverse design by artist Simon Ng celebrates 2024 as the Year of the Wood Dragon through its depiction of the Dragon, the fifth sign in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac. Framed by a laser-engraved pattern representing the Wood element, the Dragon moves among the clouds in a night sky illuminated by the moon, its tail coiled to form the shape of the lucky number 8. A rear view of that scene is presented on the obverse, which, like the reverse, features Extraordinarily High Relief (EHR) that gives the Dragon a more three-dimensional form. The obverse also features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt at the top. 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.