FIGURE EIGHT KOI FISH 2 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Australia 2019

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This incredible 2 Oz Silver coin is dedicated to an extremely lucky number in the Chinese culture, the number that when laid on its side, resembles the mathematical symbol for infinity – the number Eight. The coin has a unique eight shape, has an incredible Koi Fish design and comes in a case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 3.888 pieces worldwide.

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Specifications
Country Australia
Year 2019
Face Value 2 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 62.2 (2 oz)
Size (mm) 40.5 x 70
Quality Antique Finish
Mintage (pcs) 3.888
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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Koi Fish
The koi carp more specifically nishikigoi or Japanese carp, is the domesticated ornamental variety of the common carp (Cyprinus carpio). They are bred for decorative purposes in outdoor ponds and garden ponds. The most common colours include white, black, red, yellow, blue and cream. The koi were developed from the common carp in China during the Jìn dynasty. The first news of these carp (known by the generic name of koi) date back to the 5th century B.C. when we find them used in aquaculture. The carp then came to Europe thanks to the traffic of the Roman Empire that spread for the first time also in homes and private gardens that had ponds and fountains. The common carp was introduced in Japan through China in the fifteenth century and from here began the classification and production of carp with different colors. The various types were brought together in 1914 in Tokyo where the first of a series of annual exhibitions on the subject was held. At this point the interest in koi exploded all over Japan and then in the world.

 
Design

The reverse of the Eight shaped coin features two koi fish swimming against the currents and a lotus flower. The design also includes the Perth Mint’s traditional “P” mintmark. The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “AUSTRALIA” – the issuing country, “2 DOLLARS” – the face value, “2019” – the issue year and “2oz 9999 Ag” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver.

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