DOUBLE DRAGON – 2019 2 oz SILVER ANTIQUED COIN – TUVALU – PERTH MINT
In traditional Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine creature and potent 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. The glistening gem is traditionally illustrated swirling through mist to represent the elusive nature of these qualities.
The dragons are traditionally shown with their mouths open and their eyes wide, as they endeavour to capture the eternal treasure.
The coin’s reverse depicts two exquisitely detailed dragons chasing a flaming pearl with a stylised representation of clouds and mist in the background.
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: heaven/sky, lake, fire, thunder, wind, water, mountain or earth. Within these is the yin yang symbol denoting universal balance.
In keeping with its ancient themes, the coin has been ‘antiqued’ by hand to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an aged artefact. As a result of this treatment, the appearance of each coin in the limited mintage may vary.
The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2019 year-date, and the monetary denomination.
No more than 888 of the 2019 Double Dragon 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin will be released.
This number is considered extremely lucky as the Chinese word for ‘eight’ sounds similar to 发 which means good fortune or money.
This coin has been individually ‘antiqued’ to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an ancient artefact. As a result of this treatment, the appearance of each coin may vary
Material: Pure Silver (99.99%)
Weight: 2 oz
Dimensions: 40.60 mm
Thickness: 6.42 mm