2022 3oz Tokelau Figure of 8 Dragon & Tiger .999 Silver High Relief Antiqued Coin (Certificate #88)
On this piece, the dynamic duo meets on figure eight, their bodies lunging at one another and meeting at the intersection of the piece. The number 8 is the most ‘lucky’ number in Chinese culture as the pronunciation of the number 八 ‘ba’ sounds similar to the words ‘發’ fa i.e. ‘發財’ fa cai, meaning ‘to prosper’. The number 8 also symbolizes balance and wholeness in Taoism. To emphasize this, the octagon Ba Gua symbol used in Taoist practice is tastefully included within this piece as holes of the figure 8, complemented with deep 3D caisson details and the body of the dragon and tiger circling around them. On the obverse, the yin and yang sign curves beautifully down the length of the collectible, a reflection of the perfect pairing of the two creatures.
Measuring 41mm by 60mm, this piece is shaped to the proportions of the figure 8 and made with 999 Pure Silver weighing 3 oz. An antiqued finishing technique is applied to give a unique appearance to each piece. Available in a limited quantity of 333 pieces only.
Shaped to the proportions of the figure 8
- Struck in 3 oz of 999 fine silver in antiqued finishing
- Limited mintage of 333
- Comes in presentation case with certificate of authenticity #88
- Legal Tender of Tokelau
|Diameter (mm)||41 x 60|
|Box & Certificate||Yes|