The Lion Dance is a long-popular tradition associated with many Chinese festivals, especially the New Year. One of a great many “masked dances” that are part of China’s cultural heritage going back to its earliest records, it involves a pair of dancers making an elaborate lion costume move in time with vigorous percussion. It comes in regional variations in both North and South China, with the Cantonese Lion Dance sporting the most famous traditions such as Fo Shan and He Shan, both of which are commemorated by the 2023 Proof Fiji Auspicious Lion Dance 1 oz Silver Coin.
The 2023 Proof Fiji Auspicious Lion Dance Silver Coin has the brilliant mirrored backgrounds a discerning collector or investor would expect from a proof-quality collectible and features detailed engravings. It ships in a colorful box package with a Certificate of Authenticity included.
The obverse side features Fiji’s coat of arms to verify it as legal tender. This is surrounded by a decorative rim of Chinese characters, and it’s joined by the inscriptions “FIJI 2023,” “ONE DOLLAR,” and flanked by confirmations of the coin’s weight and purity.
The reverse side features a lion costume’s head in the tradition of China’s “South Lion” dances, executed with accuracy and extensive detail. It’s set against a backdrop that echoes the abstract symbols and characters decorating the obverse side’s rim.
The Lion Dances of southern China are a diverse and distinctive artistic tradition that evokes auspicious omens and general good fortune for families and communities during the New Year, and it comes in a plethora of versions.Fo Shanis a favorite of kung fu schools, making use of martial arts moves and postures that can typically only be executed by highly-trained masters.He Shanis aesthetically intricate, expressive, and colorful, famous for its loud and vigorous percussive music. These and other variations of the South Lion Dance are familiar sights all over the world, and this pure silver collectible celebrates them in fine style with a beautiful engraving.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Product Series||Auspicious Lion Dance|