10 dollars: Year of the Dragon

Image of 10 dollar coin Year of the Dragon | Canada 2012.  The Silver coin is of Proof quality.

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.