To celebrate Diwali, the annual ‘festival of lights’, this coin features a representation of a dancing Ganesha. Diwali is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and some Buddhists around the world. At the heart of the jubilant five-day festivities is the triumph of light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.
99.99% Pure Gold
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1g of 99.99% pure gold.
As the Hindu deity of intellect, patron of arts and sciences, and remover of obstacles, the elephant-like Ganesha is worshipped with the goddess Lakshmi to welcome wisdom along with wealth. The reverse of the coin features a representation of Ganesha holding a lotus flower and an ornamental axe.
As an animal that can find its way into a small spaces, the mouse complements the strong elephantine god’s abilities to overcome obstacles. Meanwhile, as an animal that is constantly nibbling away at anything it can, the rodent serving Ganesha is a metaphor for how a wise person remains in control of their desires. The design includes the inscription ‘1 GRAM 9999 GOLD’ and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2018 year-date on its obverse.
The coin is presented in a themed Diwali card showing the coin’s reverse and obverse, with room to write a message when the card is opened.