There are many legendary beasts in ancient Chinese mythology that represent cosmic forces, aspects of nature, and the various virtues and vices of humanity, coming together to explicate the cycles of both human societies and the broader natural world. Two of the most famous of these mythic animals are the Dragon — an ancient symbol of Chinese identity that goes back into the Neolithic Age — and the Koi carp, which has symbolized longevity and perseverance for nearly as long. They are commemorated by the 2023 Antique Republic of Chad Koi and Dragons 13.5 oz Bi-Metal Coin, now available from Provident Metals.
The 2023 Antique Republic of Chad Silver Koi and Dragons Bi-Metal Coin is a remarkable showpiece of high-relief sculpture, partly colorized and accentuated by an Antique finish. Providing two ounces of pure silver and another 11.5 ounces of fine copper, each piece ships tracked and fully insured by the Provident Metals team against loss or damage, and comes in a presentation case with an individual Certificate of Authenticity.
The coin’s obverse side shows the Republic of Chads’s coat of arms, set against the backdrop of a subtle Yin-Yang symbol. It is accompanied by the inscriptions “REPUBLIQUE DU TCHAD 2023,” and “10000 FRANCS CFA.”
The Koi and the Dragon appear on the reverse side of this coin, identified with the elements of fire and water. A pair of colorized Koi swim in a circle above a highly-detailed Dragon, all of them swirling around a Yin-Yang symbol comprised of waves and flames, with the whole surrounded by a stylized decorative rim.
The Republic of Chad has produced a multitude of ambitious bullion collectibles over the years, with many of them being tributes to elements of traditional Chinese cosmology, astrology and mythology. This collectible is one of the most striking examples, combining spectacular engraved artwork with an appreciation of the underlying themes of myth and legend. The Koi represents long life, described in legend as earning the benevolence of the gods by their tireless determination in overcoming both natural and supernatural obstacles, while the Dragon has profound roots in Chinese symbolism as a spirit governing weather and representing Imperial authority.
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|Country||Republic of Chad|
|Product Series||Koi and Dragons|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Packaging Dimensions||8 x 7.4 x 2.2|
|Metal Content||2 Troy Ounces Silver & 11.5 AVDP Ounces Copper|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Mint Mark||Not Shown|