The earliest variants of kung fu were practiced as an exercise by Taoists going back to at least the 5th century and gradually evolved into a prescribed set of stances and forms that were derived from the close observation of human physiology and anatomy. This was combined with the use of graceful animals as inspiration for a variety of ideas and “styles” of self-defense, such as the Crane style of Shaolin Kung Fu celebrated in pure silver by a brand-new precious collectible: the 2022 2 oz Silver Antique Niue Shaolin Kung Fu Crane Martial Arts Style Coin now available from Provident Metals.
The 2022 Antique Niue Shaolin Kung Fu Crane Martial Arts Style Silver Coin presents high-relief and detailed artwork with a lustrous antique finish. Provident Metals ships each item fully insured against the possibility of loss or damage. Your coin comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, secured inside a mint capsule within a wooden presentation box.
The coin’s obverse side features Shaolin Temple along with a quartet of mythic animals that each contributed their own style of Shaolin Kung Fu. An official effigy of Queen Elizabeth II appears above, and the whole is accompanied at the rim by the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II,” “NIUE 2022,” and “5 Dollars 2 OZ Ag .999.”
The coin’s reverse side features a monk practicing the defensive art of Crane Style Kung Fu, with cranes as his backdrop. The largest of those cranes features a Swarovski crystal inset for its eye, while Chinese characters with selective gilded decoration appear in the foreground.
The Shaolin Temple is a famous Buddhist monastery in China that has served as the historical wellspring of Chan Buddhism and the long traditions of Shaolin Kung Fu. With Chinese traditional medicine and Buddhist art as further pillars of its long-lived culture, the Shaolin legacy casts a long shadow over Chinese history and the cultures of many nations beyond. Even today, it is a place of pilgrimage and tourism for everyone from celebrities to eminent monks, political figures, and international Buddhist disciples.
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|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||New Zealand Mint|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Metal Content||2 Troy Ounces|
|Packaging Dimensions||4.3 x 4.3 x 1.7|