$50 Fine Silver Coin – Year of the Dragon

$50 Fine Silver Coin – Ye...

$286.57 USD
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$50 Fine Silver Coin – Year of the Dragon

Silver 2024 Mintage 5,388
New

$50 Fine Silver Coin – Year of the Dragon

Silver 2024 Mintage 5,388
$286.57 USD
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Features

A Mint first
Mix of frostings and engraving techniques
Wood frame

Specifications

Product Number 244044
Mintage 5,388
Composition 99.99% pure silver
Weight 100.74 g
Diameter 50 mm
Edge Serrated
Face Value $50
Finish Proof
Packaging Black clamshell with graphic beauty box
Artist Simon Ng (reverse and obverse)

Design & Artist

Reverse
Obverse

Simon Ng, Artist

“The placement of the effigy was critical to the composition. Since its designated circular area plays a role on both the reverse and obverse, the drawing had to weave the geometric shape into the narrative of the overall design – it had to convey a reasonable purpose for its location. On the reverse, the circle is the moon (yin) and it may be construed as a complement to the dragon (yang); on the obverse, the placement of the effigy appears natural and purposeful, and it becomes an anchor for the presentation of the dragon. The second challenge was to ensure the rendering of the auspicious creature was simultaneously appealing and translated well on both the reverse and obverse. The body was intertwined in such a manner as to project a sense of perspective, and to take advantage of the coin’s unique dual views.”

Simon Ng, Artist

Christian Brochu, R&D Enginner

“Filling the coin accurately during the striking operation, which is performed using a standard collar, was the most difficult challenge to overcome. A detailed analysis of the material flow was required to achieve that complex and impressive design. We were also able to manufacture this work of art without any machining operations.”

Christian Brochu, R&D Enginner

Ryan Poser, 3D Artist - Engraver

“You have to keep a lot of technical details in mind — including managing draft angles — when crafting extremely high relief coins, as these present quite a challenge for engraving. The higher the relief the more complex the dies, and it can be tricky to know when to hold back and when to go all out while ensuring the art looks great from all viewing angles. The whole process really pushes our creative boundaries and challenges us to use that extra space to breathe life in our designs — especially in this case, since we get to see the front and back of this dragon!”

Ryan Poser, 3D Artist - Engraver

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