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Chinese Myths and Legends Dragon and Koi 2023 2oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin
Meticulously crafted in high relief, this spectacular 2oz silver proof coin unites the dragon and koi, two auspicious symbols in Chinese culture.
- 99.99% pure silver
- High relief design
- Features the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse
- Australian legal tender
|Extremely Limited - 1,000
In Chinese mythology, the dragon is a divine creature and an auspicious symbol of power, strength, wealth, and good fortune. Throughout East Asia and beyond, koi are synonymous with harmony and happiness, and are also said to be lucky omens for marriage and fertility.
High relief design
The coin’s symbolic design is portrayed in high relief on a deeper-than-normal blank. Comprising a dragon and koi eyeing a flame-ringed pearl, an ancient embodiment of wisdom, it includes a ‘moon bridge’ – its high arch and reflection on the water creating the shape of the lunar body often associated with purity or perfection. Also in the design is The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The coin bears The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse, featuring the Jody Clark effigy supplemented with the dates of Her Majesty’s reign. Also on the obverse is the coin’s weight, purity, monetary denomination, and year-date.
Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, the coin is housed in a presentation display case and superbly illustrated shipper.
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