This beautiful coin describes for those who are familiar with Chinese Zodiac, the Tai Sui (sometimes referred to as Grand Duke of Jupiter) is the personified deity of the stars opposite Jupiter who rules over all earthly matters in a specific lunar calendar. The Tai Sui changes every year during the Lunar New Year, as with the Zodiac. Typically, the Zodiac of the year would ‘clash’ with the Tai Sui, resulting in difficulties or setbacks through the year for those born under the same sign. As such, the auspicious dragon is intentionally paired with the Zodiac sign of the year in this series to attract success and luck for the particular Zodiac
- High Relief Proof .999 silver coin with legal tender.
- Weight: 2 oz Ag & 11.5 oz Cu
- Limited edition with only 500 pieces in the world
2021 is the Year of the Ox in the Lunar calendar. Due to the hardworking and laborious nature of the ox, the year of 2021 is said to bring about a time of steadfast and optimistic rebuilding following a static and slow-moving 2020. In Western culture, the bull (a male species of the ox) symbolises a rising market and is generally perceived to be a positive outcome for the market, especially in 2021. Matched with the dragon which symbolises auspiciousness with hope, luck and success, the ox emerges confidently on this piece and asserts strength and power. Behind it, the dragon surrounds the ox with its body, providing protection and guardianship as it charges ahead. As a work of creative expression, the artist included the intricacies of caisson architecture behind the pair of animals, an octagonal shape that bears immense cultural significance due to its similarity to the Taoist Ba Gua sign. The obverse features the legal tender of Tokelau, the official effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
This incredible design is delivered in 2 finishes, allowing the collector a choice of adding one or both to his trove of treasures to different effects. Through the use of a new minting technique called “Bi-Metal Reverse”, it achieves a remarkable weight and 80mm diameter size – making it double the size of a regular 2 oz collectible. By combining 2 oz of 999 pure silver as a base with a top layer of 11.5 oz of copper, the result is a super ultra-high relief that brings out every detail to maximum effect, then finished with antiqued silver to conclude.
|Quality||Antiqued High Relief|
|Material||999 Ag & 999 Cu|
|Weight (g)||2 oz Ag & 11.5 oz Cu|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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