The reverse design by Three Degrees Creative Group is both visually compelling and richly symbolic, with a thoughtful melding of traditional and contemporary design elements. In the background, a beautifully engraved lotus pattern fills the reverse in a modern take on the blooms that traditionally symbolize purity of the heart and mind. A majestic, mid-relief dragon is brought to life through intricate engraving that recreates it in extraordinary detail; its presence also carries a strong meaning, as the dragon is a time-honoured symbol of power, strength and good luck in Asian mythology. Above it, a traditional circular motif bears a Swarovski® crystal embellishment that represents topaz, the birthstone for November, which is said to bring friendship and strength to those born in the month. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt and the inscriptions: “Canada” – the issue country, “5 Dollars” – the face value and “2016” – the issue date.