The Chinese dragon is revered as a symbol of power, strength, wealth and good fortune. It is often portrayed chasing a luminous or flaming pearl which is a metaphor for wisdom and enlightenment. This stunning silver coin portrays two of the legendary creatures in an exceptionally detailed design enhanced by an ‘antiqued’ finish. Perfect for enthusiasts of oriental artistry, the coin is subject to a limited mintage of just 888. This number is considered extremely lucky as the Chinese word for ‘eight’ sounds similar to 发 which means good fortune or money.
The reverse of the coin features two dragons chasing a flaming pearl surrounded by stylised mist and cloud. 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: sky, lake, fire, thunder, wind, water, mountain or earth. Within these is the yin yang symbol denoting universal balance.
Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
Each coin is housed in a classic grey display case within a beautifully illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.