1997 10 Yuan 1/10 oz Gold Chinese Auspicious Matters Coins - Silver.com™
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1997 10 Yuan 1/10 oz Gold Chinese Auspicious Matters Coins

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Want to bring a little fortune to your coin collection or stack? Here’s a product that can make that happen metaphorically and literally. Whether you love unique coins with a lot of culture and history behind them or just want to stack a bit of gold, the 1997 1/10 oz Gold Chinese Auspicious Matters Coin is an item you should consider.

  • Coin arrives in a plastic capsule!
  • 1997 minting!
  • Limited availability as only 100,000 coins minted!
  • Consists of 1/10 Troy oz .999 fine gold.
  • Face value of the coin is 10 yuan backed by People’s Bank of China.
  • Tiananmen gate column and decorative elements appear on the obverse.
  • Small child sitting on a lotus flower and holding a lucky carp appears on the reverse.

The image on the obverse of this coin provides an example of traditional Chinese architecture. It’s a depiction of an ancient huabiao that stands at the Tiananmen gate in Beijing. Huabiao are traditional columns that typically show up in pairs in locations such as outside of palaces, tombs or important cultural buildings. The huabiao depicted on the 1997 Gold Chinese Auspicious Matters Coin stands outside of the Tiananmen Gate and was erected sometime during the Ming dynasty in the 15th century. It’s not the only column standing in that location. There is a pair outside of the gate and a pair inside of the gate.

The reverse of the coin depicts a more metaphorical idea. It shows a young child sitting among blooming lotus flowers and holding tightly to a large carp. Lotus flowers can be a symbol of purity, rebirth, and enlightenment. The carp figures in Chinese mythology as a creature of luck, possibly because it’s believed that a carp that could jump over the Dragon Gate would turn into a dragon. Putting all the images together on the back of this coin, it’s apparent that the young child is clinging to his luck.

The 1997 Gold Chinese Auspicious Matters Coin ships in a plastic capsule. The capsule keeps the coin safe during shipping, but you can also choose to display or store the coin in the transparent capsule to protect its condition over time.

These coins were minted more than two decades ago and in limited numbers, which can make them difficult to find today. Buy yours at Silver.com while inventory is available. If you have any questions about gold for sale or need assistance with your order, you can contact our representatives via online chat or email or by calling 1-888-989-7223.

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Weight 0.10000 oz

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Year:  1997

Mint Mark:  Not Shown

Purity:  .999

Thickness:  1.05 mm

Diameter:  18 mm

Condition:  Uncirculated

Face Value:  10 Yuan

Issuing Country:  Bank of China

Edge Design:  Reeded

Packaging Type:  Plastic Flip

Weight:  .1 Troy Ounce

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