The reverse of the coins are selectively-coloured and designed to fit together to form a single circle. Shaped in the traditional Chinese yin form, the first coin features a stylized painted Tiger set against a black painted field decorated with traditional auspicious cloud motifs from Chinese art. The Tiger stalks across the white dot that traditionally appears in the black yin form to connote balance. The eastern portion of the reverse features an intricate engraved border that is completed on the other coin, forming a full decorative outer circle when the two coins are fitted together. The second coin is shaped in the traditional yang form and features a vividly coloured Dragon. The Dragon, like the Tiger, is set against a coloured background—in this case, the traditional white background of the yang form. As on the yin coin, a balancing black dot appears in the image—wrapped in the sinewy coils of the Dragon's tail. The reverse of the coins present the inscriptions: "CANADA" – the issuing country, "2018" – the year of issue and "10 DOLLARS" – the face value. The obverse of each coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: "ELIZABETH II" – the name of the Queen, "D.G. REGINA" – Dei Gratia Regina, "10 DOLLARS" – the face value, "CANADA" – the issuing country and "2018" – the year of issue.
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