Dragons - The Four Dragons 2oz Silver CoinNew release
  • Dragons - The Four Dragons 2oz Silver Coin
  • Dragons - The Four Dragons 2oz Silver Coin Obverse
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Dragons - The Four Dragons 2oz Silver Coin

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The Chinese folklore of The Four Dragons features on the second release in the exhilarating new Mythical Dragons of the World Coin Collection struck in 2oz pure silver. Renowned for bringing rain and prosperity to the barren lands of China, the tale of the Four Dragons is said to depict the origins of the four great rivers of China.

This silver coin creatively illustrates the coloured and engraved Four Dragons, along with a contrasting background between the barren and the prosperous land.

The coin is delivered in book-style packaging in keeping with The Four Dragon theme. The Certificate of Authenticity is printed alongside the coin.

The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and is legal tender in Niue.

The Four Dragons 2oz Silver Coin is limited to only 2,000 coins worldwide. A hot release, don’t let this one fly away.

Style Number: 30-00803

Precious Metal:
Silver Coins
Weight:
2 oz

Technical Specifications

Metal: 999 Fine Silver
Finish: Antique / Coloured
Weight: 2 Troy oz
Nominal Diameter: 50mm
Denomination: $5
Year of Issue: 2019
Mintage: 2,000
Effigy: Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Country of Issue: Niue

Coin Story

The Four Dragons is a tale from China where long ago, the story says, there were no lakes or rivers, only the Eastern Sea, home to four dragons: the Long Dragon, the Yellow Dragon, the Black Dragon, and the Pearl Dragon. These dragons swam in the sea and flew in the air above.

One day, as they were playing in the clouds, the Pearl Dragon saw a disturbing sight he shared with the others. He saw the people down below praying for rain. The land was in a drought, the plants were withering, and the people had nothing to eat. The dragons realized that the people would die if it did not rain soon, so the Long Dragon suggested they visit the Jade Emperor, who was in charge of all the affairs in heaven and earth and beg for rain. After they made their request the Jade Emperor agreed to send rain.

The dragons happily went back to their home, but the rain never came. After ten days, the dragons realized that the Jade Emperor didn’t truly care about the people and that it was up to them to provide rain. The Long Dragon came up with the idea of scooping water out of the Eastern Sea and spraying it towards the sky, where it would fall on the earth like rain. All the dragons agreed and followed through with the plan, even knowing that the Jade Emperor would be displeased when he found out.

The people were overjoyed when the rain fell, but the god of the sea reported the dragons’ behaviour to the Jade Emperor who was furious. He had the four dragons arrested and imprisoned under four mountains. The Dragons never regretted their decision and determined to continue to do good for the people, they turned themselves into four rivers, which flowed past the high mountains and deep valleys, crossing the land from the west to the east, and finally emptied into the sea.

Thus, they became China’s four great rivers-the Heilongjian (Black Dragon), the Huanghe (Yellow Dragon), the Changjiang (Long Dragon), and the Zhujiang (Pearl Dragon).

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