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In Chinese culture yin yang represent two opposing principles in nature. Yin is characterised as slow, soft, yielding, cold, wet, and passive; and is associated with water, the earth, the moon, femininity, and night-time. In contrast, Yang is fast, hard, solid, focused, hot, dry, and aggressive; and is associated with fire, the sky, the sun, masculinity and daytime.
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The coin's reverse depicts the five Chinese elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water, surrounding a stainless steel enamel plated yin yang rotating charm, which represents the continual flow of the five elements as they exist in nature. The design includes the inscriptions WOOD, FIRE, EARTH, METAL and WATER, as well as the Chinese symbols for each of the five elements, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
To capture the depth and detail of the design, the coin features an antique finish. This coin has been individually ‘antiqued’ to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an ancient artefact. As a result of this treatment, the appearance of each coin may vary.
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, each coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date, and the monetary denomination on its obverse. The obverse design also includes a circular pattern of yin yang symbols surrounding the rotating charm.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 3,000 of the 2016 Yin Yang Rotating Charm 1oz Silver Antiqued Coin.
This coin is housed in a classic Perth Mint presentation case with a themed, customised shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.