2021 is the Year of the Ox in the Lunar calendar. Due to the hardworking and laborious nature of the ox, the year of 2021 is said to bring about a time of steadfast and optimistic rebuilding following a static and slow-moving 2020.
Matched with the dragon which symbolises auspiciousness with hope, luck and success, the ox emerges confidently on this design and asserts strength and power. Behind it, the dragon surrounds the ox with its body, providing protection and guardianship as it charges ahead.
As a work of creative expression, the artist included the intricacies of caisson architecture behind the pair of animals, an octagonal shape that bears immense cultural significance due to its similarity to the Taoist Ba Gua sign.
Measuring 80mm in diameter, this piece is double the size of the regular 2oz coin. This is made possible with a new minting technique called “Bi-Metal Plus”, which combines 11.5oz of copper within two layers of silver totalling 2oz. The result is an incredible weight and feel to match the regal Chinese dragon detail, and a super ultra-high relief topped with silver antiqued finishing.
Upon completion, each of the limited 500 coins are then imbued with the energy of the two animals. This is done by a reputable Feng Shui master from Singapore, Master Louis Cheung, who invites the energy of the powerful dragon and the steadfast ox into the collectable, and amplify their positive traits and auspicious energy for it to attract even more of such energy. Every piece has been blessed with wishes of wealth, fortune and success for their future owners.
|Country Of Issue||Tokelau|
|Metal Type||Silver, Copper|
|Weight (g)||62.2, 326.01|