The dragon is held up in Chinese culture as both a symbol of power and strength, as well as wealth and good fortune. For emperors, the dragon was the ideal symbol of their own divine power and strength, while wealthy elites are often associated with the dragon because of their fortunes. The 2018 5 oz Antique Silver Tuvalu Dragon Coin is currently available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a black display box with presentation shipper and Certificate of Authenticity!
- Coins feature rimless blank and antique polish!
- Mintage limited to 500 coins only!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $5 (TVD) by Tuvalu.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait appears on the obverse.
- A dragon pursues a flaming pearl on the reverse.
- Design created by Ing Ing Jong.
The flaming pearl is a popular design accompanying the dragon in a lot of Chinese art. The flaming pearl is a metaphor for wisdom, enlightenment, and spiritual essence and it is believed that the pearl has the power to rid a person of trouble and bring success, fortune, and good health. As such, it makes sense that many would pursue such an item!
Chinese culture also reveres the dragon as a mythical creature symbolizing good fortune and wealth. The idea of a dragon pursuing a flaming pearl is one which, in art, symbolizes mankind’s pursuit of a better career and financial stability wherein the dragon represents human ambitions toward those goals. The goals are, of course, represented by the flaming pearl.
On the reverse of the 2018 5 oz Antique Silver Tuvalu Dragon Coin this dynamic plays out in the form of a long, slithering dragon wrapped around a flaming pearl as it seeks to capture the gem. Ing Ing Jong of the Perth Mint designed this side of the coins. Jong’s prominent other works include the reverse designs in the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II collection, a responsibility she’s fulfilled since 2013 for the mint.
The obverse of all 2018 Antique Silver Tuvalu Dragon Coins features an image of Queen Elizabeth II. This right-profile portrait depicts the Queen aged 69 and was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
These 2018 5 oz Antique Silver Tuvalu Dragon Coins are available to you inside of black, protective display boxes. The boxes are housed inside of dragon-themed presentation shippers with full-color illustration and the coins include a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Each 5 oz silver coin is struck on a beautiful rimless blank and features an antique polish which highlights the intricate elements of the design.
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