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Tuvalu 2019-P Chinese New Year - Dragon Chasing Flaming Pearl of Wisdom - Lunar Zodiac $1 1 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Dollar Reverse Proof with Color P12

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Celebrate the Chinese New Yearwith the auspicious Dragon chasing the flaming pearl of wisdom, with the characters for Happy New Year on his banner, on this spectacular one troy ounce pure silver dollar with a low mintage limit and full color!

Chinese New Year is one of the most important holidays and celebrations not just people in China, but for folks all across Asia, as well as for the millions of Chinese who live in various countries all over the globe. The festival is a time for families to reunite, to honor household and heavenly deities, as well as ancestors. Chinese New Year remains the most important social and economic holiday in China proper - and the powerful and auspicious dragon is omnipresent!

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A Chinese lion dance with dancers in costume celebrate happiness and the Chinese Lunar Zodiac New Year.The design of the coin features a dragon with a depiction of the flaming pearl. Dragons are often portrayed pursuing this metaphor for wisdom and enlightenment in fine art, and the imagery is recreated in the popular Chinese New Year dragon dances. These colorful and energetic performances, traditional representations of welcoming good fortune into a community, often include a performer holding a rod with a colored sphere representing the pearl which is greedily pursued by the dragon.

The design also includes the Chinese characters for HAPPY NEW YEAR on a banner and the Perth Mint’s traditional "P" mintmark.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to this affordable, sizable and harmonious one troy ounce pure silver dollar! Between the large diameter and precious metal content, the very low mintage, and the beauty of the colorful design, we think you'll be impressed with this affordable, pure silver dollar!

At our wholesale-direct, below-issue price, this dragon coin makes a great gift, too!
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The Dragon Dance
Dragons have been a part of Asian culture for thousands of years. Unlike the fire-breathing dragons of the West, Asian dragons are friendly and benevolent supernatural creatures that play a key role in celebrations, particularly Chinese New Year. The Spring Festival (Chun-jie) is a critical time of rebirth that signals the upcoming planting season and can always benefit from the dragon’s wisdom, longevity and life-giving rain.

The traditional dragon dance is an energetic, colorful expression of joy and happiness. It is an ancient custom that still figures prominently during Chinese New Year celebrations or any joyous ceremony such as the opening of a new business or building, or during planting and harvesting seasons.

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A Chinese lion dance with dancers in costume celebrate happiness and the Chinese Lunar Zodiac New Year.dragon dance would not be complete without firecrackers to usher out the old and bring in the new, and enhance the dragon’s roar to chase away evil spirits and enliven the celebration and good fortune. Let the good times roll!

The Chinese dragon dance is often mistakenly referred to as the lion dance. An easy way to tell the difference is that a lion is normally operated by two dancers, while a dragon needs many people. Also, in a lion dance, the performers' faces are only seen occasionally, since they are inside the lion. In a dragon dance, the performers' faces can be easily seen since the dragon is held on poles. Chinese lion dance fundamental movements can be found in most Chinese martial arts.

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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
The design of the coin features a dragon with a depiction of the flaming pearl. Dragons are often portrayed pursuing this metaphor for wisdom and enlightenment in fine art, and the imagery is recreated in the popular Chinese New Year dragon dances. These colorful and energetic performances, traditional representations of welcoming good fortune into a community, often include a performer holding a rod with a colored sphere representing the pearl which is greedily pursued by the dragon.

The design also includes the Chinese characters for HAPPY NEW YEAR on a banner. The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed to the right, near the 3:00 position along the rim.

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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 QUEEN ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside an oversize frame-style case with clear, see-through front and back that allow for easy display, 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 2019
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.107 g
Diameter 40.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   3.21 mm
Mintage Limit 5,000
   
Finish Reverse Proof (Specimen or Bullion) with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Natasha Muhl (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered




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