2019 Dragon & Phoenix 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin
· 99.99% pure silver
· 2oz Rimless Antiqued Coin
· Tuvalu legal tender
· Extremely limited mintage of 888
· Beautiful presentation packaging
· Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
In traditional Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine creature and potent symbol of power, strength, wealth and good fortune. The phoenix is regarded as an immortal bird whose rare appearance is believed to foreshadow harmony.
In feng shui, the dragon and the phoenix are considered perfect matches for one another. The phoenix is considered ‘yin’ while the dragon is ‘yang’ in the Chinese philosophical account of natural balance and interdependence.
The coin’s reverse depicts exquisitely detailed representations of a dragon and a phoenix with a stylised representation of clouds and mist in the background. The mythical creatures encircle an image of the bagua, a motif incorporating Taoist trigrams, or symbols comprising three lines. Each trigram represents one of eight fundamental elements or concepts: heaven/ sky, lake, fire, thunder, wind, water, mountain or earth. Within these is the yin yang symbol denoting universal balance. The design includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
In keeping with its ancient themes, the coin has been ‘antiqued’ by hand to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an aged artefact. As a result of this treatment, the appearance of each coin in the limited mintage may vary.
The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2019 year-date are shown on the coin’s obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 888 of the Dragon and Phoenix 2019
2oz Silver Antiqued Coin.
Each coin is housed in a classic display case within an illustrated shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
|Year of Issue||2019|