6 oz 2024 Lunar Year of the Dragon Gold Coin | Royal Canadian Mint
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This EHR Dragon is unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Whenever minting technology evolves, the art will inevitably follow suit, and this extraordinary 99.99% pure gold coin introduces a revolutionary approach to numismatic design.
According to Chinese astrology, 2024 is the year of the Wood Dragon, bringing with it the promise of growth, progress, creativity and good fortune. Framed by a wood pattern on this coin, the powerful Dragon is brought to life by Extraordinarily High Relief (EHR) that lifts the finely detailed relief to an incredible height of 4.7 mm. As if that wasn’t enough, RCM's R&D team has succeeded in 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 rises to 3.85 mm to give the Dragon a more three-dimensional form within this two-sided design.
This is Extraordinarily High Relief (EHR) on both sides of the coin, a Mint first that is sure to be one of the highlights of 2024—and the effect is particularly striking in 99.99% pure gold, with a proof finish that illuminates the extreme relief.
Own this RARE two-sided showcase of R&D ingenuity.
- Celebrate the Year of the Wood Dragon. The most revered sign of the Chinese Zodiac, the Dragon comes to life in three-dimensional form on both sides of this coin.
- Elevating the extraordinary. This isn’t just a matter of featuring EHR on each side of the coin—the obverse and reverse are two halves of one design, with the front (reverse) view of the Dragon reaching a peak relief height of 4.7 mm, while the rear view (obverse) rises up to 3.85 mm.
- A lucky golden dragon. Impeccably crafted in 99.99% pure gold, this high-prestige collectible has a limited mintage of just 108 coins worldwide. It is sure to be one of RCM's most buzzed-about coins of 2024.
- Specially designed packaging. Your coin comes in a floating capsule with extra-wide sides that allow for unobstructed front-to-back viewing and a vertical display. It comes in a wood case with a red beauty box that passes on a blessing for “Good Fortune.”
- Includes serialized certificate. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
- No GST/HST.
Your coin is enclosed in a unique floating capsule designed for vertical viewing, with extra-wide sides to ensure an unobstructed front-to-back view when you hold your coin. It comes elegantly packaged in a wood case enclosed in an auspicious red beauty box that passes on a blessing for “Good Fortune” in the new year.
A MINT FIRST
Introducing Double Extraordinarily High Relief (EHR), a new minting process led by RCM's R&D team from beginning to end and executed to perfection. The 2024 Year of the Dragon coin is the first to feature extreme relief on a two-sided design that flows from front to back, reverse to obverse.
MIX OF FROSTINGS AND ENGRAVING TECHNIQUES
On both sides of the coin creates multiple viewpoints—from front to back, and from the top down. Different frostings also help accentuate the extreme relief, engraved textures and key portions of this highly intricate design. This is truly a must-see piece.
Representing the Wood element, the laser-engraved wood grain pattern frames the design on both the reverse and obverse.
DID YOU KNOW?
The 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac—including the Dragon—interact with one of five elements associated with that year, and for 2024, the element is Wood. The last year of the Wood Dragon was in 1964, and people born under this sign tend to be hard-working, self-assured and creative.
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 that represents 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 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.
ABOUT THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT
The Royal Canadian Mint is known as one of the most reputable mints in the world. The Ottawa Branch of the Royal Mint opened in 1908 and was renamed The Royal Canadian Mint in 1931 when control was transferred to the Canadian government. The Royal Canadian Mint is renowned for producing some of the highest quality and purity of gold and silver bullion coins and bars in the world. Their high standards for excellence and quality allowed them to be the first refinery to manufacture 9999 fine gold bullion coins in 1982, as well as the first to reach 99999 fine gold purity in 1999.
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