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Tuvalu 2018-P Lucky Waving Beckoning Cat - Wealthy Yellow & Black Maneki Neko Good Fortune Rectangular $1 1 Ounce Pure Silver Dollar Proof Rectangle with Color with Display Frame and Kitty Figurine P02

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Cat lovers rejoice over your good fortune! Bring a little wealth your way with this affordable, Lucky Waving Cat Maneki Neko rectangular pure silver proof with full color, with free bonuses and elaborate packaging!

Tiny Mintage! Only 3,000 of these lucky cat silver proofs will be released!

Elaborate Packaging and Free Bonuses! Each coin is housed in an amazingly illustrated presentation case. The Lucky Cat box includes a figurine of a maneki neko  waving its left paw. The coin itself resides in a presentation stand or frame, protected within a themed box and is accompanied by an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.

The Japanese Lucky Waving Cat (or Maneki Neko) wears a traditional, oval gold coin called a koban around his neck, and is a symbol of good health, wealth, luck, success and prosperity.It's time to make your own luck! The Lucky Waving Cat is an icon of Japanese culture, and brings good fortune in the form of health, wealth, prosperity and success. This felicitous feline is made all the more desirable by the Perth Mint's execution in pure silver, artistically rendered in a proof finish with cameo frosted devices and mirrored fields, with the cat in full color!

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The Maneki Neko (literally "Beckoning Cat"; also known as Lucky Waving Cat, Welcoming Cat, or Good Fortune Cat) is a well-known Japanese icon or talisman which is believed to bring good luck to the owner. The sculpture depicts a cat (traditionally a Japanese Bobtail) beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed in shops, restaurants, pachinko parlors, and other businesses.

A lucky cat statue or figurine with its left paw raised, is meant to attract visitors, motioning them to come inside a person’s home or business. When the right paw is raised it is said to invite wealth and good fortune. A cat with both paws raised is said to be inviting protection of the owner’s residence or place of work. Each paw has significance: a raised left paw supposedly attracts money, while a raised right paw protects it.

Different color cats have different powers. The yellow and black markings on this cat are said to attract wealth, prosperity and success. Plus, he carries a gold coin, making this a Coin-on-Coin design and this the very first collector cat we've ever heard of!

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A Numismatic Feline with His Own Gold Coin!
A traditional coin from the Edo period of Japan (1603-1867), the oval gold koban coin was a principal denomination of the Tokugawa Shogunate.Lucky Waving Cats are often depicted holding a solid gold coin, the koban - just like the one depicted here! The koban is a Japanese oval gold coin from the Edo period (1603-1867) of feudal Japan. Its value was equal to one ryo, another early Japanese monetary unit (a ryo can be thought of as as worth a significant amount, say, one thousand dollars, although the value of the coin, like the value of the dollar, varied considerably). It was a central part of the coinage of the Tokugawa Shogunate.

For good measure, the koban most Maneki Neko hold is indicated to be worth ten million ryo, just like the one our cat holds on this pure silver proof!

The koban highlights the cat's part in bringing good fortune and wealth. It is not surprising, then, that one can often find Maneki Neko used as banks, a practice which goes back at least to the 1890s, much like the Western piggy bank. Sometimes, pennies and other small coin denominations are left on the Maneki Neko as offerings. This is a practice analogous to that of leaving coins in a fountain or wishing well.

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The Legend of Maneki Neko
Maneki Neko is the subject of a number of legends. Here are three of the most popular, each explaining the Lucky Waving Cat's origin:

The Temple Cat
A wealthy feudal lord was taking shelter under a tree near Gotoku-ji temple (in western Tokyo) during a thunderstorm. The lord saw the temple priest's cat beckoning to him; this was most unusual, so he followed. No sooner had he approached the cat than the tree was struck by lightning! As a result of his good luck, the rich noble became friends with the poor temple priest. and the temple was blessed with prosperity. When the cat died, the first Maneki Neko was supposedly made in its honor.

A living Japanese Lucky Waving Cat (or Maneki Neko) wears a traditional, oval gold coin called a koban around his neck, and is a symbol of good health, wealth, luck, success and prosperity.The Courtesan
A courtesan named Usugumo, living in Yoshiwara (in eastern Tokyo), kept a cat, her much-beloved companion. One night, the cat began tugging at her kimono. No matter what the courtesan did, the cat persisted. The owner of the brothel saw this, and believing the cat bewitched, cut its head off. The cat's head then flew to the rafters, where it killed a poisonous snake, which had been ready to drop from the ceiling and strike. Usugumo was devastated by the death of her companion, but realized it had been trying to get her attention to save her life. To cheer her up, one of her customers made her a wooden likeness of her cat as a gift. This cat then became popular as the Maneki Neko.

The Old Woman
An old woman living in Imado (in eastern Tokyo), was forced to sell her cat due to extreme poverty. Soon afterwards the cat appeared to her in a dream. The cat told her to make its image in clay. She did as instructed, and quickly afterward sold the statue. She then made more, and people bought them as well. They were so popular she soon became prosperous and wealthy.

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Obverse
The Japanese Lucky Waving Cat (or Maneki Neko) wears a traditional, oval gold coin called a koban around his neck, and is a symbol of good health, wealth, luck, success and prosperity.The coin depicts a white lucky cat with its right paw raised for wealth and good fortune, and holding a solid gold koban. The design includes the Chinese characters for “ushering in wealth and prosperity”. The Perth Mint's traditional "P" mint mark is hidden above in the auspicious clouds.

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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 1 OZ 9999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is housed in an amazingly illustrated presentation case. The Lucky Cat box includes a figurine of a maneki neko  waving its left paw. The coin itself resides in a presentation stand or frame, protected within a themed box and is accompanied by an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.

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Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.107 g
Dimensions 47.60 mm x 27.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   5.60 mm
Mintage Limit 3,000
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Ing Ing Jong (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered



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