A beautiful wedding gift, this coin depicts a pair of black and white cranes with their wings outstretched. Cranes have long been considered the prince of feathered creatures, symbolising peace, harmony and longevity. A pair of cranes flying or walking together represent enduring love, devotion and a long, happy marriage.
The coin's reverse depicts two cranes with outstretched wings, symbolising longevity, in front of a stylised background of mist. Cherry blossoms, symbols of love and romance, surround the birds and the Chinese character for double happiness is inscribed above them. The design also includes The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Gift Packaging and Numbered Certificate
Red packets containing money are a traditional wedding gift for Chinese couples and the presentation packaging for this coin honours this ancient custom. The intricate cover is designed as a magnetically sealed case featuring finely cut-out flowers in red, the colour symbolising good luck in Chinese culture, and the Chinese character for double happiness. The case opens to reveal an inset shipper housing the coin and a Certificate of Authenticity, which is held in place by red ribbon.