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Australia 2009-P Chinese Mythological Characters - Good Fortune - Success $1 Pure Silver Rectangular Blessings Dollar Reverse Proof with Color

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These beautifully colored, rectangular silver dollars represent Fortune, Longevity, Success and Wealth!

Sold out at the Mint! Here is a beautiful new series of pure silver, Oriental-themed coins from the Perth Mint! These intriguing, rectangular silver dollars portray four famous figures of Chinese mythology - the allegorical representations of Fortune, Longevity, Success and Wealth. All are struck in pure silver with a reverse proof finish, and all are quite large, ingot shaped coins - nearly 2 inches high by over 1 inch wide!

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The Chinese Mythologial Character of Longevity, known as Shou, holds a fruit, symbolic of a long and fruitful life.Chinese Mythology
Vivid characters hold center stage in Chinese mythology, a vast anthology of ancient legends, folklore and traditional beliefs. Some of the most popular characters are revered as embodiments of fortune, success, longevity and wealth. Displayed in many homes and businesses, these ‘lucky’ figures exercise a powerful influence in many people’s lives.

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Rectangular silver dollars representing all four Chinese Mythological Characters are available:

    Fortune
    Longevity
    Success
    Wealth

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Technology Note
The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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Obverse
Chinese Mythological Characters in packageThe Chinese Mythological Character of Success is portrayed in full color. The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed to the lower right of the figure, while the Chinese word for "success" appears above, superimposed on clouds. The legend SUCCESS defines the theme, while 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, 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 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination also appear.

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Packaging
Each rectangular coin is sealed in a beautifully illustrated presentation pack, housed in a full-color outer folder. The pack also incorporates a certificate of authenticity.

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SpecificationsThe Chinese Mythological Character known as Zhong Kui is said to be able to drive away evil spirits!
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2009
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.1120 g
Dimensions 47.00 mm x 27.00 mm
Gauge (Thickness)    3.00 mm
   
Finish Reverse Proof
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Plain
   
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse

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