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Tuvalu 2017 Dragons Chasing Pearl of Wisdom Chinese Lunar Zodiac $1 1 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Antiqued Proof with Rotating Pearlescent Charm P10

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This dramatic, special edition, one troy ounce pure silver beauty depicts the  two Chinese dragons chasing after a rotating pearl of wisdom charm!

Investment Opportunity!Talisman Coins and the Perth Mint are excited to announce this One Troy Ounce Antique Finish special edition new issue! In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature, a symbol of power, strength, wealth, and good fortune, and it is often portrayed alongside a luminous or flaming pearl, representing wisdom. The design features two dragons encircling a rotating pearl* charm. The design naturally includes The Perth Mint’s traditional "P" mint mark.

*Please note that, per the Perth Mint, the rotating charm insert is a natural, pearl-like material made from shell.

Excellent potential for appreciation! Because of the desirability of the dragon theme, the rotating pearl 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 is predicted!

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A gray Chinese or Oriental dragon is not nearly as menacing as it seems.The Mythical Dragon and the Flaming Pearl
In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature, a symbol of power, strength, wealth, and good fortune. The dragon is often portrayed chasing a luminous or flaming pearl. The flaming pearl is viewed as a metaphor for wisdom, enlightenment and spiritual essence. It is also said to rid a person of their troubles, bringing career success as well as good fortune, wealth and good health.

From an artistic perspective, dragons are frequently depicted in pursuit of the flaming pearl, which is represented as swirling through mist, smoke and shadows. The dragons are traditionally shown with their mouths open and their eyes wide, as they endeavor to catch the prized treasure, the pearl!

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The Dragon
A red Chinese or Oriental style dragon chases its pearl of wisdom amongst the clouds while flying.The Oriental or Chinese concept of the dragon is much different than the European notion of this beast. Whereas in the West dragons are nearly always evil, fire breathing creatures of immense size and destructiveness, in the East they are beloved. Chinese dragons are benevolent, representing most auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, and floods. In yin and yang terminology, a dragon is yang (male) and perfectly complements a yin (female) fenghuang, the mythical "Chinese phoenix".

The dragon is a mystical being, able to use an almost unlimited range of magical or supernatural powers. It is able to disguise itself as a silkworm, or become as large as our entire universe. It can fly among the clouds or hide in water. It can form clouds, turn into water or fire, become invisible or glow in the dark. It is interesting to note that the Oriental dragon's ability to fly is a magical (not a physical) ability; unlike European dragons, Chinese dragons are rarely if ever depicted with physical wings.

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The fearsome Chinese Dragon in all its glory, by artist and illustrator Howard David Johnson.Historically, the dragon was the symbol of the Emperor of China. Many pictures of oriental dragons show a flaming pearl under their chin. The pearl is associated with wealth, good luck, and prosperity. In Chinese culture, the pearl also symbolizes perfection, which is only obtained through the highest forms of wisdom. As such, the pearl is retained in the clutches of the dragon, who, like the emperor, reveals great "pearls of wisdom" as it bestows abundance and prosperity upon its people.

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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 design features two dragons encircling a rotating pearl* charm. The design naturally includes The Perth Mint’s traditional "P" mint mark. The legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity.

*Please note that, per the Perth Mint, the rotating charm insert is a natural, pearl-like material made from shell.

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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
Country Tuvalu
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.107 g
Diameter 40.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   3.21 mm
Mintage Limit 3,000
   
Finish Antiqued Proof
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Plain
   
Artist Ing Ing Jong (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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