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 with a corresponding colour, element, and virtue.
99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is struck from 2oz of 99.9% pure silver.
Stunning Antiqued High Relief Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse portrays the four Chinese ancient mythical creatures, with a yingyang symbol in the centre of the coin. The design includes the inscription CHINESE ANCIENT MYTHICAL CREATURES.
To capture the depth and detail of the design, the coin is struck in high relief to a rimless format and features an antique finish.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date, and the monetary denomination.
No more than 1,500 of the Chinese Ancient Mythical Creatures 2016 2oz Silver Antiqued High Relief Coin will be released.
Beautiful Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin is presented in a clear latex display case with a black frame. Presented in a superbly illustrated shipper which opens to reveal the coin, each coin also is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.