|Country: Samoa||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 0||Weight: 888 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 25 dollars||Dimensions: 88|
|ID: AS0040||Quality: Proof-like|
|Mintage quantity: 88 pcs|
This coin is considered to be one-of-a-kind due to its first time ever grammage of 888g fine .999 silver. It is dedicated to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, and that is why on the coin, we can see all the Chinese calendar animals centered by a Yin Yang sign in matt and proof finish.
The Chinese Calendar or Lunar calendar has a very long history, as it has existed for more than 4 000 years. It is based on a unique combination of astronomy and geography through observation and exploration. In Chinese tradition, 12 animals of Lunar Calendar have a considerable influence on the life, destiny and character of a person.
As for the reverse of the coin, it depicts all twelve animals of Chinese Lunar Calendar compliant with the animal motifs. Animals come in the order as in a 12-year cycle: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. They are engraved onto the rim of the coin. Every animal has been individually designed by an artist in great detail and with much passion. The obverse of the coin features the guilloche pattern and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Discover the ancient mystery of the Chinese Lunar Calendar with this unique coin!