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DRAGON YIN YANG Chinese Lunar Year Silver Coin Set 1$ Fiji 2012


The dragon symbolizes good luck and bravery. In the Chinese calendar the year 2012 is known as the year of the dragon. This beautiful coin set celebrates the Lunar Year of the Dragon according to Chinese astrology. The Summer Dragon and the Winter Dragon coins are made in the shape of Yin and Yang, based on Chinese philosophy, that form together a circle.

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The most well-known of Taoist visual symbols is the Yin-Yang symbol, also known as the Taiji symbol. The image consists of a circle divided into two teardrop-shaped halves one white and the other black. Within each half is contained a smaller circle of the opposite color.
In terms of Taoist cosmology, the circle represents Tao - the undifferentiated Unity out of which all of existence arises. The black and white halves within the circle represent Yin-qi and Yang-qi - the primordial feminine and masculine energies whose interplay gives birth to the manifest world: to the Five Elements and Ten-Thousand Things.
The curves and circles of the Yin-Yang symbol imply a kaleidoscope-like movement. This implied movement represents the ways in which Yin and Yang are mutually-arising, interdependent, and continuously transforming, one into the other. One could not exist without the other, for each contains the essence of the other. Night becomes day, and day becomes night. Birth becomes death, and death becomes birth (think: composting). Friends become enemies, and enemies become friends. Such is the nature - Taoism teaches - of everything in the relative world.

According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2012 is the Year of the Dragon. The Dragon is the fifth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 animals signs. Dragon is one of the most popular signs of the Chinese horoscope. According to beliefs, those born in the year of the dragon are idealists, perfectionists and decisive.

  • CountryFiji
  • Year2012
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)33.62
  • Diameter (mm)49.90
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)4.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The dragon coins depict the yin and yang image, which symbolizes two opposite yet complementary basic forces. According to Chinese philosophy, the entirety of the world is formed in a process of continual change with the alternating dominance of the opposing forces. Together the dragon coins form a cohesive whole, a circle. The Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2012 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.