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Pure Gold and Silver Yin and Yang Coins - Mintage: 288 (2019)

Pure Gold and Silver Yin and Yang Coins - Mintage: 288 (2019)

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Mintage: 288
STATUS:
Ships Nov-13-2019
Canada and US only
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A FIRST! Silver and gold coins together in a yin-yang design! Order today!

The ancient yin-yang symbol is a masterpiece of engraving on these prestigious coins. They're the first to feature gold and silver to illustrate the Chinese philosophy of duality. Gold is yang: It is fiery and active like the sun that dominates the sky. This high-energy realm is captured in the form of a swallow. It's a symbolic bird that is one of the fastest and most acrobatic in the world. In contrast, your silver coin shimmers like a pool of cool water. Its yin qualities are perfectly expressed as a koi fish. Together, silver and gold demonstrate the duality that exists in all things: fire and water, earth and sky. Their symbolism is profound, their beauty unmatched. Each interpretation will deepen every time you admire these exquisite works of art.

WOW! Don't miss out on our first silver and gold yin-yang coins! Order today!

Special Features:

  • A FIRST! Stunning new yin-yang design presented for the first time in silver and gold, which brings heightened prestige to this captivating concept that was launched last year in silver. While the gold and silver coins are different weights, technological innovations have maintained a consistent size resulting in two coins that create a perfectly round yin-yang symbol.
  • AN OUTSTANDING TREASURE CELEBRATING CHINESE CULTURE. This special interpretation of the ancient yin-yang symbol conveys an incomparable, upscale wish for good fortune. Art collectors will adore its exceptional artistry. Global-minded collectors will embrace its philosophy. And seekers on the Taoist path will cherish its beauty, simplicity and profound teachings.
  • EXCLUSIVE MINTAGE—ONLY 288 WORLDWIDE! These coins are a must-have for collectors seeking rare and unexpected treasures for their collection.
  • GROUND-BREAKING ART! A collaborative vision between the artist, engraver, product manager, and technical team brings a distinct modern edge to traditional Chinese art. This contemporary interpretation features clouds and water that are micro-engraved to create unprecedented depth and 3D perception between the background and main subject.
  • A DISTINCTIVE CAPSULE FOR A PERFECT PRESENTATION! Special contoured compartments hold the yin and yang coins securely within their symbolic circle.
  • PRESTIGE AND VALUE COMBINED! These outstanding coins offer the rare opportunity to collect a pure silver and pure gold coin in distinctive yin-yang shapes.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER AND PURE GOLD COINS! No GST/HST!

Design:
The reverse image on both the gold and silver coins by Canadian artist Aries Cheung was inspired by traditional Chinese folk art and infused with contemporary design elements. In addition, the obverse image on both the gold and silver coins features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt centered in the widest portion of the tear-shaped coin and flanked by ELIZABETH II and D.G. REGINA.

Gold coin
On your gold coin's reverse, a swallow flies along this unique yang-shaped coin, the tips of its wings almost touching as they are portrayed mid-beat. The spread of its feathers, its strongly curved wings, arched back and tail convey the swallow's quick and dynamic flight. The freedom and expansive sense of sky are enhanced by a background of auspicious clouds. On your gold coin's obverse, auspicious clouds echo the sense of sky featured on the reverse. CANADA 2019 and 200 DOLLARS are engraved along the outer edge of the coin.

Silver coin
On your silver coin's reverse, a koi fish swims along this unique yin-shaped coin, its curved body, flowing dorsal fins and tail following the coin's outer edge. Its prominent scales feature multiple frostings to convey the multi-coloured beauty of this graceful fish. A background of concentric curves evokes the deep, contemplative nature of water with stylized waves breaking at the surface. On your silver coin's obverse, concentric curves and stylized waves echo the koi fish's earth-bound existence featured on the reverse. CANADA 2019 and 10 DOLLARS are engraved along the outer edge of the coin.

Did you know…

  • Yin and yang change depending on their context. Earth, for example, is yin when paired with the sky (low/high), and yang when combined with water (solid/fluid).
  • People tend to categorize objects as either yin or yang, but they are not fixed definitions. Water is yin when it's a calm and serene pond, but becomes yang when it's a rushing river or an ocean wave crashing against the shore. Human perceptions create new aspects of yin-yang by judging things as good/evil or beautiful/ugly etc.
  • The yin-yang symbol is believed to have been inspired by two koi fish swimming closely together in a circle. It's often referred to as the Yin Yang Fish. As such, koi fish are very popular in many Asian cultures. They are considered a powerful feng shui tool for attracting good fortune and instilling perseverance.
  • In Chinese culture, swallows are cherished for eating insects in farmers' fields. The annual return of this migrating bird symbolizes warmth, harmony and abundance. The quick and dynamic swallow is the perfect complement to the grounded, contemplative nature of the koi fish.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box.

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Specifications

  • No.172715

KOI FISH

  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 15.87
  • Diameter (mm) 39
  • Edgeplain
  • ArtistAries Cheung (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

SPARROW

  • Composition99.99% pure gold
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 29
  • Diameter (mm) 39
  • Edgeplain
  • ArtistAries Cheung (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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