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Chang Er and the Jade Rabbit

1 oz 999 Fine Silver Coin – Republique du Tchad 2023 – 5000 Francs CFA

This piece’s theme is all about the Mid-Autumn Festival and the included Chinese lanterns, peony and osmanthus flowers in bloom show the most beautiful and colorful time of this season. The Goddess of the Moon, Chang Er, is shown with the Jade Rabbit in this piece that depicts the classical tale of the Jade Emperor disguising himself as a starving old man. When the Emperor was saved by the selfless rabbit, the rabbit was sent to the moon to become the immortal Jade Rabbit. In other tellings of this legend, Chang Er sends the selfless rabbit to the moon to live with her for all of eternity. This is the bond that is shown in this piece and it is said that when the moon is full, you can see Chang Er and the Jade Rabbit together still. The combination of seasonal imagery and the beauty of the Moon Goddess and the rabbit depict the final bounty of the year before the emptiness of winter.

A new minting technique called “Bi-Metal Max” was applied to give this piece its remarkable weight and 60mm diameter – double the size of the regular 1 oz collectible. This is made possible by combining 4.5 oz of copper as a base with a top layer of 1 oz of 999 fine Silver, resulting in a super high relief topped with silver antiqued finishing. This is a limited edition of 688 pieces only. Each piece is packaged and delivered with a Certificate verifying its edition number and authenticity.