According to ancient Chinese mythology, the universe was divided into four quadrants marking the beginning and end of the winter and summer solstices, and the autumn and spring equinoxes. These heavenly quadrants were known as the ‘Four Celestial Palaces’, with each palace represented by a guardian animal and corresponding colour, element, and virtue.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is struck from 5oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Stunning Coloured Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse portrays the four Chinese ancient mythical creatures in vibrant colour, with the Yin Yang symbol gilded in 24ct gold in the centre of the coin. The design includes the inscription CHINESE ANCIENT MYTHICAL CREATURES.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2014 year-date, and the monetary denomination.
Extremely Limited Mintage
No more than 1,000 of the Chinese Ancient Mythical Creatures 2014 5oz Silver Proof Coloured Coin will be released.
Beautiful Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
Each coin is presented in a classic black box within a superbly illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.