Truly rare - mintage only 1,000! This huge and dramatic 5 ounce pure silver special edition depicts the four Ancient Chinese Mythical Creatures of legend - the white tiger, red phoenix, blue dragon and black tortoise.(as well as a gilded Yin and Yang in 24-karat gold plating)! Talisman Coins and the Perth Mint are excited to announce. A surprise, 5 Ounce Pure Silver Special Edition. Of ancient Chinese legend are depicted in vibrant, glorious color - the white tiger. (air) and black tortoise or turtle.
The Yin and Yang symbol in the center are highlighted using a second technology - 24-karat gold plated gilding. This extremely low mintage 5 ounce pure silver proof. Will undoubtably sell out, and quickly! Between the extremely popular Chinese motifs including both dragon., beautiful design and tiny mintage limit, heed our advice - get one (or more) of these colorful, five ounce, pure silver. The universe is divided into four quadrants, each representing a season. Are divided from each other by the winter and summer solstices, and the autumn and spring equinoxes. These heavenly quadrants are known as the "Four Celestial Palaces", with each palace protected and represented by a guardian animal with a corresponding color, element, and virtue. Yin and Yang, representing male and female, as well as completion, perfection and balance, are gilded in the center, in full 24 karat gold plating.
The tiger is the king of all animals and the lord of the mountains. The tiger's color is white, its direction is west, and its element is land, as represented by the mountains in which the tiger prowls. Is also believed to be the bringer of wealth. And a symbol of a good marriage. The tiger protects the Celestial Palace of autumn.
Representing metal, and is said to be a fierce protector, with the power to exorcise evil spirits and grant a good harvest. The dragon is considered to be the symbol of ultimate power. Although fearsome and frightening, the dragon. Is also benevolent, just, and the bringer of wealth.
The dragon's color is blue, its direction is east, and its element is air, represented by the clouds in which the dragon flies. S appearance is a harbinger of times of good fortune. This mythical bird is symbolic of resurrection and immortality, and is believed to bring happiness and knowledge to people. The phoenix's color is red, its direction is south, and its element fire, as depicted by the flames in which it is consume and then reborn. The tortoise symbolizes longevity, wisdom, knowledge, and fecundity of reproduction.
The ancient Chinese believed there were no male tortoises, and so the females were forced to mate with snakes. As a result, the tortoise is commonly portrayed in an embrace with a snake (as on this coin).
The tortoise's color is black, its direction is north, and its element water, as represented by the waves in which it swims. The tortoise is considered to be the god of all the world's oceans, seas, lakes and rivers.
Please see the presentation lower on this page for more information about Tuvalu and its association with Australia. This coin features the most powerful and auspicious of all the animals in the Chinese Lunar Zodiac - the Dragon. Aren't exactly chopped liver, either!
With it's colorful and well-executed design, large size and precious metal content, auspicious theme and extremely low mintage limit (only 1,000), we expect this gem to sell out quickly. Don't delay, get this beauty today!
The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.
The Perth Mint of Australia has developed a proprietary selective gold plating process that is among the most advanced in the world, resulting not only in aesthetic beauty but also technical precision. This 5 ounce pure silver proof. Features selective gold plating on the obverse, dramatically highlighting the Ying and Yang in pure gold! The obverse of this 5 ounce pure silver proof.Portrays the four ancient Chinese mythical creatures in vibrant color, with the Yin and Yang symbol in the center gilded. The legend CHINESE ANCIENT MYTHICAL CREATURES defines the theme. The reverse features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. In crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend QUEEN ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear. The legend 5 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. 65.60 mm nearly 3 inches!
Ing Ing Jong (obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse). The Island Nation of Tuvalu. Its nearest neighbors are Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji.
It is comprised of four reef islands and five true atolls. Its population of 11,992 makes it the third-least populated independent country in the world, with only Vatican City and Nauru having fewer inhabitants.
It is also the second-smallest member by population of the United Nations. In terms of physical land size, at just 10 square miles Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world, larger only than the Vatican City, Monaco and Nauru. The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesian people, who arrived about 3000 years go. The islands came under Great Britain's sphere of influence in the late 19th century. The Ellice Islands were administered by Britain as part of a protectorate from 1892 to 1916 and as part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony from 1916 to 1974.
In 1974 the Ellice Islanders voted for separate British dependency status as Tuvalu, separating from the Gilbert Islands which became Kiribati upon independence. Tuvalu became fully independent within The Commonwealth in 1978.With Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state. Because Tuvalu has few natural resources it has been dependent in recent years upon aid from larger, more developed nations, including Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
The Perth Mint of Australia is officially commissioned by the government of Tuvalu to produce legal tender coinage for the island nation. Talisman World Coins and Medals has been in business for more than 20 years and is one of the largest world coin direct distributors and wholesalers in the world. The item "Tuvalu 2014 Ancient Chinese Mythical Creatures Yin & Yang $5 5 Oz Silver Proof" is in sale since Wednesday, July 08, 2015. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Commemorative". The seller is "talismancoins" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri.
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