According to ancient Chinese mythology, the universe was divided into four quadrants marking the beginning and end of the winter and summer solstices, and the autumn and spring equinoxes. These heavenly quadrants were known as the ‘Four Celestial Palaces’, with each palace represented by a guardian animal with a corresponding colour, element, and virtue.
* Certified NGC MS69 First Releases.
* Very low population in MS69 First Releases – ONLY 7 EXIST
* Struck from 2 ounces of 99.9% pure Proof Silver.
* The 2016 Silver High Relief Chinese Ancient Mythical Creatures has a limited mintage of only 1,500!
The coin’s reverse portrays the four Chinese ancient mythical creatures, with a yingyang symbol in the centre 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.
Issued as Tuvalu legal tender the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date, and the monetary denomination.
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