10 dollars: Year of the Dragon

Image of a coin 10 dollars | Canada | Year of the Dragon | 2012

The Mint is proud to introduce two exciting new Year of the Dragon collector coins which are extraordinary in terms of their value, design quality and craftsmanship. A 1/10 oz 99.99% pure gold coin and a ½ oz 99.99% pure silver coin featuring a dragon design by Three Degrees Creative Group Inc. have been garnering numerous accolades for the fine execution of a complex image incorporating very fine lines and details. The Mint's exceptional craftsmanship is especially evident on the 1/10 oz gold coin which measures only 16 mm in diameter and is smaller than the current 10-cent circulation coin. The shiny finish of the linear design of the dragon against a textured background creates a visually stunning contrast on both the gold and silver coins.

On the market since January 3, 2012 and priced at $229.95 CDN per unit on a mintage of 38,888 coins, the $5 Pure Gold Coin offers the Mint's smallest premium for a numismatic coin over the current trading price for 1/10 oz of gold bullion. Equally outstanding craftsmanship and value can be found in the $10 Fine Silver Coin which is available for $29.95 CDN on a mintage of 588,888 coins world-wide. The silver coin can also be purchased in a 20-pack retailing for $599.00 CDN, which is a great way to spread wishes of good fortune to family and friends in the New Year.