Cultures from around the world have myths and legends about dragons, which have captured imaginations across the ages from time immemorial. The Mint of Poland’s Dragons series commemorates these iconic mythic creatures as seen by multiple different people, with the fourth issue devoted to the sea dragons of Japan. Provident Metals is pleased to make available the 2021 Antique Niue Japanese Dragon Watatsumi 2 oz Silver Coin, an amazing tribute to this distinctive artistic and spiritual tradition.
The 2021 Antique Niue Japanese Dragon Watatsumi Silver Coin uses two Troy ounces of pure silver and an elegant antique finish to celebrate the graceful sea dragons of Japan’s Shinto faith. Each shipment is fully insured by Provident Metals, and comes in a secure coin case with a Certificate of Authenticity.
A broad border of stylized draconic artwork from around the world surrounds a legal tender effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the coin’s obverse side. It’s accompanied by the inscriptions “Elizabeth II,” “2 Dollars,” “Niue 2021” and “Ag 999.”
A detailed engraving of the Japanese sea dragon Watatsumi, brought out beautifully by an antique finish, features on the coin’s reverse. It’s joined by the inscription “Silver Dragon Watatsumi,” artwork of Hokusai-style waves and a traditional pagoda, and a gorgeous decorative inset pearl clutched in the dragon’s claws.
The traditionalkamielemental deities of the Shinto religion take many forms. One of them is Watatsumi, the tutelary sea dragon god that takes on many names and titles in different parts of Japan and between different myths, but is always a symbol of sagacity and guidance. Numerous Shinto shrines are devoted to Watatsumi to this day, and artwork of the sea dragon showcases the mixture of ancient Chinese influences with Japan’s own distinctive and inimitable artistic genius.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||Mint of Poland|
|Product Series||Japanese Dragon|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Capsule Size||45 mm|
|Metal Content||2 Troy Ounces|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Designer (Obverse)||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Packaging Dimensions||4.4 x 4.4 x 1.2|