The culture of auspicious animals in Chinese tradition has a rich and varied history. From ancient myths to modern beliefs, these legendary creatures have always held a special place in the hearts of the Chinese people. This blog post delves into the latest "Chinese Traditional Auspicious Animals Gold and Silver Commemorative Coins" release, a Chinese gold and silver coin series with a unique blend of ancient symbolism and modern craftsmanship.
The Four Auspicious Animals
The Dragon, Phoenix, Qilin, and Turtle are not just animals in the Chinese tradition; they are animals’ symbols of good luck, peace, prosperity, and longevity. These four creatures have been deeply embedded in Chinese folklore and are often seen as harbingers of good luck and prosperity.
New Coins to Celebrate Tradition
On September 15, 2023, the People's Bank of China released a new set of gold and silver commemorative coins featuring these auspicious animals. These coins are now available at LPM, the exclusive international distributor authorized by the Chinese Mint.
The design of these coins employs advanced laser technology to carve the features of each auspicious animal in China and Chinese Mythology. Whether in pure gold or silver, these creatures come to life on the coin's surface. The set includes eight gold and silver coins or a four-coin silver set, all of which are legal tender in the People's Republic of China and have high collectible value.
Especially noteworthy is the 2-gram specification for the four gold coins, a first in modern Chinese precious metal commemorative coins. The coins are collectibles and treasures rich in Chinese cultural essence.
The coins feature a blend of traditional relief and modern laser engraving techniques. The gold coins use mirroring, high relief, and iridescence techniques, making them shimmer and one-of-a-kind at different angles. The silver coins are adorned with colorful enamel, adding a layer of elegance and sophistication.
The "Chinese Traditional Auspicious Animals Gold and Silver Commemorative Coins" are a perfect amalgamation of classical and modern craftsmanship. They are an excellent choice for collectors and enthusiasts of Chinese culture. Whether as a collection or a gift, these coins are a fitting tribute to the rich tapestry of Chinese traditional culture.
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