1 oz Fine Silver Coin – Republique du Tchad 2023 – 5000 Francs CFA
The Chinese dragon is a legendary mythical creature that is prominent in Chinese culture and Feng Shui, also known as Chinese geomancy. It represents power, strength, wisdom, and good fortune, and is thought to be the embodiment of the Chinese emperor. It is believed that having an article bearing the dragon on one’s body or in his home, it acts as a personal talisman to ward off evil and bad luck.
The abacus was used for centuries in East Asia to calculate large sums and numbers and to work on mathematical discoveries. When married together with the Dragon, which stands for wisdom and serenity, this piece delivers the paired concepts of intelligence and peace. Intelligence in Chinese culture is different than the Western conception of the same ideal. Intelligence in Eastern cultures is based on wisdom and understanding of the nature of the universe combined with patience. In this beautiful piece, the intelligence that is represented by the abacus is balanced by the innate wisdom and peace that is symbolized by the dragon. Intelligence in the East is practical and never greedy, and this work of art shows this balance perfectly.
This piece is made in the dimensions of 34x35mm, with 1 oz of 999 Fine Silver, finished in antiqued Silver finishing. Details are sculpted in high relief and it is shaped to finish of the highest precision. This is a limited edition of 888 pieces only. Each piece is packaged and delivered with a Certificate verifying its edition number and authenticity.