Struck from 5oz of pure silver, this stunning example of The Perth Mint’s numismatic creativity celebrates Fu, Lu and Shou within a highly symbolic design featuring two of our most popular surface treatments.
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|Legal tender||2 000 cfa|
|Minimum metal content ( gr )||155|
In traditional Chinese culture, Fu, Lu and Shou represent the gods of three auspicious heavenly bodies. Collectively known as Sanxing, or Three Stars, their human forms embody attributes considered essential to personal happiness – prosperity, success and longevity.
The coin portrays coloured images of Fu, Lu and Shou surrounding a yin yang symbol.
• Fu, the embodiment of prosperity, is represented as a learned man holding a baby. The artistry, including peonies, a symbol of wealth, is accompanied by the Chinese character for ‘Fu’.
• Lu, the embodiment of success, is represented as a mandarin. The artistry, including a ruyi, his ceremonial sceptre, and a boat-shaped gold ingot known as a syce, is accompanied by the Chinese character for ‘Lu’.
• Shou, the embodiment of longevity, is shown as a wise old man with a high forehead. The artistry, including his crooked staff and the peach of immortality, is accompanied by the Chinese character for ‘Shou’.
The intricate background composition comprising many motifs auspicious in Chinese culture, including bats, clouds, gourds, deer and cranes, is ‘antiqued’ for the appearance of an ancient artefact.
This coin has been individually ‘antiqued’ by hand to give a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an ancient artefact. As a result of this treatment, the appearance of each coin may vary.
Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, this stunning coin is housed in a classic display case within a stylishly illustrated shipper.