Holy investments (and we mean that literally)! Get the Fu, Lu and Shou 5 Oz Silver coin before it sells out and the price skyrockets!Troy ounce pure silver beauty depicts the. In stunning metallic, enamel-like color and ultra high, medallic relief on this rimless, antique finish proof piedfort (double thick coin). Stunningly gorgeous & truly raremintage just 388! Get yours today, don't miss out and don't delay! The beneficent Sanxing, or Three Star Gods, dwell auspiciously in Chinese homes and businesses around the world. Now theyre yours to cherish on this highly exclusive coin. May the venerable Three Stars bring you their blessings. Enlightened Fu Xing brings wealth, learned Lu Xing brings prosperity, and ancient Shou Xing, leaning on his crooked cane, is the smiling face of a long and happy life.
May the Three Stars bring you blessings, prosperity, and long life! With a total mintage of just 388 coins, these will sell out quickly. Don't miss out, order yours today!There are no legends on the obverse to further enhance the beauty of the elaborately engraved, ultra high relief design! This extraordinarily low mintage coin. Will undoubtedly sell out, and quickly!
This 5 troy ounce pure silver gem is struck in medallic relief on an extra-thick planchet (it is a piedfort), with an antiqued finish accented by stunning full color. Between the extremely popular, ancient Chinese motifs, beautiful design and limited mintage, heed our advicestock up and get one (or more) of these stunning beauties while you can! Because of the desirability of the ancient Chinese theme, the ultra high, rimless medallic relief format, the large five ounce size, the minting in pure silver, and the enamel-like, full color and antique finish, as well as the. Tiny mintage of just 388.
A rapid sell-out at the Mint is predicted! Stunning Design, Stunning Colors and Finish! This tremendous design portrays the enamel-like colored images of Fu, Lu and Shou surrounding a yin yang symbol: - Embodying prosperity. Is represented as a learned man holding a baby.
His portrait includes peony flowers, a symbol of wealth, and the Chinese character for "Fu". He is portrayed with bats, because the word for "blessings" and the word for bat. Are homophones in spoken Chinese. The bat has thus become a well-known symbol for "blessings".Is represented as a mandarin, or Imperial Chinese official. He is depicted with his. His ceremonial scepter, along with a. Or boat-shaped gold ingot, and the Chinese character for "Lu". Lu is flanked by two stag deer, whose pronunciation in Chinese sounds like the Chinese word for "prosperity". Is represented as a wise old man with a snow white beard and high forehead.
He is depicted holding a crooked staff of peach wood and the peach of immortality, and the Chinese character for "Shou". The two cranes shown with Shou Xing are also a symbol of longevity. In keeping with its ancient themes, the coin has been antiqued by hand to give it an unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an aged artefact. As a result of this treatment, the appearance of each coin of the extremely limited mintage may vary. Further accentuating its uniqueness is the enamel-style medallic coloration of each god.The Perth Mint will release no more than 388 of the Twelve Signs of the Roman Zodiac 5 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Antiqued coin. Please see the presentation lower on this page for more information about Tuvalu and its association with Australia. In traditional Chinese culture, Fu, Lu and Shou represent the gods of three auspicious heavenly bodies.
Collectively known as the Sanxing, or Three Star Gods, their human forms have been portrayed by artists since before the Ming Dynasty in a variety of different media, including paintings, stone, porcelain and woodblock prints celebrating New Year. Prominently displayed in many homes, from the Imperial Palace to peasants' huts, Fu, Lu and Shou embody attributes considered essential to personal happinessprosperity, success and longevity respectively. This pure silver coin features all three of the of the Sanxing gods on an oversize, five troy ounce pure silver piedfort. With its highly detailed and well-executed design, high relief, sizable precious metal content, intriguing theme and extremely low mintage limit (only 388), we expect this gem to sell out quickly.
Don't delay, get this beauty today! Popular with collectors for more than a century, and always hard to find, piedforts are highly sought after. We get asked all the time, What is a piedfort? " There are two different, but related, stories of the origin of the word "piedfort.
The first says that it literally means "strong foot" in French from. The second says this word was appropriated by the mint centuries ago to mean "heavy measure" or "heavy weight". In both cases, the sense of serious heft to the coin is obvious.
Often the word "piedfort" is translated as "double-thick", but this is neither a literal translation nor a precisely accurate definition. Numismatically speaking, any coin that is 50% or more thicker than a standard version qualifies as a piedfort, although some piedforts are, indeed, twice as thick as normal. Finally, the age-old question, How is the word pronounced? " Coming from French, it is not pronounced as it is spelled; that is, don't say, "pide - fort. Rather, "pee - ay - four" (three syllables) is a good approximation.
Please see above for description. There are no legends on the obverse, to further enhance the beauty of the full color Sanxing vignettes!The reverse features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend QUEEN ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.
The legend 5 OZ 9999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The coin is housed inside a handsome taupe leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. Antiqued with Color and Ultra High Relief. Natasha Muhl (obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse).
The Island Nation of Tuvalu. Its nearest neighbors are Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji. It is comprised of four reef islands and five true atolls. Its population of 11,992 makes it the third-least populated independent country in the world, with only Vatican City and Nauru having fewer inhabitants.It is also the second-smallest member by population of the United Nations. In terms of physical land size, at just 10 square miles Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world, larger only than the Vatican City, Monaco and Nauru. The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesian people, who arrived about 3000 years go. The islands came under Great Britain's sphere of influence in the late 19th century.
The Ellice Islands were administered by Britain as part of a protectorate from 1892 to 1916 and as part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony from 1916 to 1974. In 1974 the Ellice Islanders voted for separate British dependency status as Tuvalu, separating from the Gilbert Islands which became Kiribati upon independence. Tuvalu became fully independent within The Commonwealth in 1978. With Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state. Because Tuvalu has few natural resources it has been dependent in recent years upon aid from larger, more developed nations, including Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
The Perth Mint of Australia is officially commissioned by the government of Tuvalu to produce legal tender coinage for the island nation. The item "Tuvalu 2021 Fu Lu Shou San Xing God 5 Oz Silver Antiqued High Relief MINTAGE 388" is in sale since Sunday, February 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Commemorative". The seller is "talismancoins" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.