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MAPLE OF WISDOM Leaf Silver Coin Swarovski Hologram 8$ Canada 2009

A proof Silver Maple Leaf depicting a dragon, with a lucky $8 denomination, a hologram, and a red Swarovski Crystal gemstone. The coin comes alive and the colors of the maple leaf shimmer and shift as you tilt the coin. Selective hologram and crystal effect combined makes this coin unique.

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89.95 €

The dragon is one of the most beloved and significant symbols in Chinese culture. This celestial, supernatural power is associated with countless legends. It symbolizes success, good fortune and wisdom, its greatest gift of all.

The magical dragon is always associated with the emperor, the ruling class or supreme power. It can become invisible and change its size and colour at will. The dragon also rules the seas and guards a great treasure hidden at its depths the pearl.

In Chinese culture, the pearl symbolizes perfection, the highest form of wisdom. As such, it must reside with the dragon who, like the emperor, reveals great "pearls of wisdom" as it bestows abundance and prosperity upon Canada’s newest generation of immigrants.

  • Country
    Canada
  • Year
    2009
  • Face Value
    8 Dollars
  • Metal
    Silver
  • Fineness (purity)
    925/1000
  • Weight (g)
    25.3
  • Diameter (mm)
    36.07
  • Quality
    Proof
  • Mintage (pcs)
    14.888
  • Certificate (COA)
    Yes
  • Presentation case (box)
    Yes
The reverse design depicts a dragon clutching a symbolic "hologram" with a shimmering maple leaf, a red Crystallized Swarovski Element embedded in the centre of the coin symbolizes joy and good fortune. The dragon also represents good fortune as well as success, prosperity and wisdom. The date and denomination also appear.
The coin's obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.