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Tuvalu 2016 Yin and Yang Rotating Charm - Five Elements - Earth, Fire, Metal, Water and Wood Chinese Lunar Zodiac $1 1 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Antiqued Proof with Rotating Enamel Charm P10 P11

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Superb surprise stealth release! This dramatic, special edition, one troy ounce pure silver beauty depicts the five elements of Chinese culture, centered by a rotating Yin and Yang charm, made of genuine enameled stainless steel!

Sold out at the Mint!Talisman Coins and the Perth Mint are excited to announce a surprise stealth release, this One Troy Ounce Antique Finish special edition new issue! The five elements of Chinese mythology are combined here with a rotating, enameled stainless steel Yin and Yang charm (that actually rotates!) for an unique coin, the likes of which we've never seen before! In Chinese culture yin yang represents two opposing principles in nature. Yin is characterized as slow, soft, yielding, cold, wet, and passive; and is associated with water, the earth, the moon, femininity, and nighttime. In contrast, Yang is fast, hard, solid, focused, hot, dry, and aggressive; and is associated with fire, sky, the sun, masculinity and daytime.

Investment Opportunity!
Excellent potential for appreciation! Because of the desirability of both the rotating enameled Yin Yang charm and the one troy ounce, pure silver dollar antique finish format, as well as the tiny mintage of just 3,000, a rapid sell-out at the Mint was predicted and has occurred!

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Yin Yang Rotating Charm $1 Antique Silver ProofThe unique obverse depicts the five Chinese elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water surrounding a stainless steel yin yang rotating charm sporting genuine black and white enamel, which represents the continual flow of the five elements as they exist in nature. The design includes the inscriptions WOOD, FIRE, EARTH, METAL and WATER, as well as the Chinese symbols for each of the five elements, and The Perth Mint’s traditional "P" mint mark.

The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the date and the monetary denomination are included on the coin’s reverse, along with a yin yang pattern that surrounds the rotating charm.

In Chinese culture yin yang represents two opposing principles in nature. Yin is characterised as slow, soft, yielding, cold, wet, and passive; and is associated with water, the earth, the moon, femininity, and night time. In contrast, Yang is fast, hard, solid, focused, hot, dry, and aggressive; and is associated with fire, sky, the sun, masculinity and day time.

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Investment Note
This pure silver coin features the most powerful and auspicious of all the animals in the Chinese Lunar Zodiac - the Dragon and the Tiger (the Phoenix and the Turtle aren't exactly chopped liver, either!). With its detailed and well-executed design, high relief, precious metal content, auspicious theme and extremely low mintage limit (only 1,500), we expect this gem to sell out quickly. Don't delay, get this beauty today!

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Obverse
The unique obverse depicts the five Chinese elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water surrounding a stainless steel yin yang rotating charm sporting genuine black and white enamel, which represents the continual flow of the five elements as they exist in nature. The design includes the inscriptions WOOD, FIRE, EARTH, METAL and WATER, as well as the Chinese symbols for each of the five elements, and The Perth Mint’s traditional "P" mint mark. The legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity.
Yin Yang Rotating Charm $1 Antique Silver Proof
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Reverse
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, along with a yin yang pattern that surrounds the rotating charm.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated 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.

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Specifications
Yin Yang Rotating Charm $1 Antique Silver Proof
Country Tuvalu
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2016
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight (coin) 31.135 g
Weight (rotating charm) 8.83 g
Diameter 40.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)                  4.00 mm
Mintage Limit 3,000
   
Finish Antiqued Proof
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Plain
   
Artist Natasha Muhl (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

The Island Nation of Tuvalu
Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean midway between Hawaii and Australia. 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.

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