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Tuvalu 2018 Blessings of Prosperity, Good Fortune and Luck - Golden Dragon, Gold Sycee Ingot, Bat, Four Leaf Clover and Square Hole Cash Coin - Fu Character Chinese Lunar Zodiac $1 One Troy Ounce Pure Silver Dollar with Color P09 P10

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Surprise release! This dramatic, special edition, one troy ounce pure silver dollar forms the Chinese character "Fu" (meaning good luck, fortune and prosperity) from a Golden Dragon, gold sycee ingot, four leaf clover, and a bat with square hole cash coin in full color. MINTAGE JUST 3,000 - IT WILL SELL OUT!

Talisman Coins and the Perth Mint are excited to announce a surprise, One Troy Ounce Pure Silver Dollar special edition new release! The combination of a Golden Dragon, a gold sycee ingot, a four leaf clover, and a bat with a square hole cash coin combine to form the Chinese "Fu" character in full color! This extremely low mintage one troy ounce pure silver dollar (mintage only 3,000) will undoubtedly sell out, and quickly! This pure silver dollar gem is struck with a full proof finish, with the vignette on the obverse highlighted in full color. Between the extremely popular Chinese motifs (including both dragon and gold ingot, among others), beautiful design and tiny mintage, heed our advice - get one (or more) of these stunning, one troy ounce, pure silver proofs while you can!

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The fearsome Chinese Dragon in all its glory, by artist and illustrator Howard David Johnson.The Chinese character for blessing and prosperity is “fu”. This character (福) symbolizes a positive, joyful atmosphere and is said to bring good luck. On ancient oracle bone inscriptions, the fu character 福 was a pair of hands holding a large jar, symbolizing someone asking for blessing and fortune from the gods, in front of an altar. The ancient Chinese carried out this ritual of making offerings to the gods and praying for peace and joy.

The obverse of this spectacularly designed and illustrated silver proof coin features the fu character in vibrant full color, composed of several different auspicious, fortuitous and just plain lucky elements! In Chinese culture, the Dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature, a symbol of power, strength, wealth, and good fortune. The Bat has the ability to do good for its owner, attracting prosperity energy and driving away negative forces. The four-leaf clover is a rare and lucky variety of the common three-leaf clover, or shamrock. According to tradition, such clovers bring good luck. In this scene, the Bat brings a traditional Chinese square hole cash coin in its mouth. Finally, the old Imperial style gold sycee or ingots incorporate the Feng Shui symbolism of wealth and high status.

Taken as a whole, this is one fortuitous design! Even more auspicious is the mintage limit - just 3,000, guaranteeing a sell-out!

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Please see the presentation lower on this page for more information about Tuvalu and its association with Australia.

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Investment Note
A gray Chinese or Oriental dragon is not nearly as menacing as it seems. This pure silver dollar features many of the luckiest symbols in Chinese mythology - including the most powerful and auspicious of all the animals in the Chinese Lunar Zodiac, the Dragon! With its detailed and well-executed design, vibrant full color, precious metal content, auspicious theme and extremely low mintage limit (just 3,000), we expect this gem to sell out quickly. Don't delay, get this beauty today!

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Technology Note - Color
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
The obverse of this spectacularly designed and illustrated silver proof coin features the fu character in vibrant full color, composed of several different auspicious, fortuitous and just plain lucky elements! There are no legends on this side to detract from the beauty of the design.

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A green Chinese or Oriental dragon chases its flaming pearl among the clouds while flying. 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. The legend 1 OZ 9999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated and presented inside a full-color, handsome presentation packaging that takes the form of a book, with the Chinese "fu" character and other elements of the auspicious design embossed in gold on the vibrant red cover. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is integrated into the packaging.

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Specifications
Country Tuvalu
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.107 g
Diameter 40.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   4.00 mm
Mintage Limit 3,000
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Ing Ing Jong (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered Packaging

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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