In Chinese mythology, Tianlong is the Heavenly Dragon—the divine long (dragon) of the skies and the guardian of celestial palaces. This 99.99% pure gold coin features an impressive amount of intricately engraved details that inspire awe for the powerful protector. The golden dragon’s very likeness is thought to attract abundance, good fortune and prosperity, and for extra luck in 2023, this coin shows Tianlong curled up in the shape of another auspicious symbol: the lucky number “8”.
Designed by Simon Ng, your coin’s reverse is inspired by Chinese mythology and features a depiction of Tianlong, the benevolent Heavenly Dragon and the protector of celestial dwellings. Already a symbol of abundance, good fortune and prosperity, the celestial dragon is depicted curled up into the shape of the lucky number “8”, as it chases a flaming pearl across the sky. The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. 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.
- The tradition continues. A revered cultural symbol, the dragon is the most powerful creature in Chinese mythology—it’s also one of the most popular themes among collectors. This coin continues the tradition of showcasing art motifs, symbols and legends that are a cherished part of Chinese-Canadian culture.
- Affordable. Struck on a 1/20 oz. gold blank, this limited collectible is one of our most affordable gold offerings in 2023. It may be small in size (14.1 mm) but it’s big on finely engraved details—a testament to our dedication to expert craftsmanship!
- Rare and in high demand. Previous dragon coins all sold out quickly, and only 8,888 pure gold Heavenly Dragon coins are available worldwide.
- Includes serialized certificate. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
- NO GST/HST.