Yin Yang Concept on Canada’s silver $10 coins

27 Dec 2017  Wed

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a pair of silver $10 coins which highlight the Yin and Yang concept. According to this Chinese philosophy, positive and negative forces are interrelated. The pair of engraved and selectively coloured coins forms a circle when kept side by side.

The reverse of one coin in the shape of a traditional yin features an image of a tiger depicted like a Chinese paper-cut folk art along with the inscriptions CANADA and 2018. The obverse has the inscription $10. There are 11 engraved cherry blossoms around the tiger. The engraved border forms a full decorative outer circle when the two coins are kept side by side.

The second coin has a yang form and features the inscription 10 DOLLARS on the reverse. A yellow-gold dragon in the style of paper-cut folk art on the reverse has red motifs and a bright green ridge along its back. There are 9 engraved cherry blossoms around the dragon. The year date and CANADA are featured on the obverse.

The obverse of both coins also features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with a branch of engraved cherry blossoms. The Proof .9999 fine silver $10 15.87 grams coin has a mintage limit of 6,000 sets and costs $164.95 Canadian each.

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