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CHINESE ANCIENT MYTHICAL CREATURES Yin Yang High Relief 2 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Tuvalu 2016


This beautiful 2 Oz Silver coin features the four chinese ancient mythical creatures, the four quadrants marking the beginning and end of the winter and summer solstices, and the autumn and spring equinoxes. The coin is struck in High Relief to a rimless format and features an Antique Finish quality. Limited mintage to only 1.500 pieces worldwide.

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The Blue Dragon
The dragon is considered to be a symbol of supreme power. Although fearsome and frightening, the dragon is also believed to be benevolent, just, and the bringer of wealth and good fortune. The dragon represents spring, wood, and the east, the colour blue, and propriety.

The White Tiger
The white tiger represents autumn, metal, and the west, and is said to be a fierce protector with the power to exorcise evil spirits and grant a good harvest. Representing the colour white, the tiger is believed to be the king of all animals and the lord of the mountains. The tiger is also believed to be the bringer of wealth and symbolic of a good marriage.

The Red Phoenix
The auspicious phoenix represents summer and the south, the colour red, fire and knowledge. Appearing in times of good fortune, the phoenix is symbolic of resurrection and immortality, and is believed to bring happiness to people.

The Black Tortoise
Representing winter, water, and the north, the black tortoise symbolises longevity, wisdom, knowledge, and reproduction. The tortoise is also considered to be the God of water. 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.

  • CountryTuvalu
  • Year2016
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40.5
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)1.500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin’s reverse portrays the four Chinese ancient mythical creatures with the yin yang symbol in the center of the coin. The design includes the inscription: “CHINESE ANCIENT MYTHICAL CREATURES”. To capture the depth and detail of the design, the coin is struck in High Relief to a rimless format and features an Antique Finish. The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the issue year: “2016”, the monetary denomination: “2 Dollars”, the weight and the fineness of Silver: “2 Oz 999 SILVER”.