The exceptional fourth release in the Four Auspicious Beasts series features the Vermillion Bird.
The Vermillion Bird (朱雀) represents the cardinal direction of the South, and the mythological creature rules over the season of Summer and the element of fire. It is thus undying and bears the ability to be reborn from fire and ashes.
The large wings of the Vermillion Bird are spread out wide and full on this piece, giving the majestic creature a striking and imposing outlook to match its noble status as one of the four auspicious beasts. To deliver its lush body of feathers to a life-like detail, each stroke is drawn and designed to exact precision before it is carefully sculpted onto the collectable.
Look closely beyond its wings, and notice the ash and flames behind the creature as it rises fiercely from it. Its name and cardinal direction is delivered in vivid gold to signify its authority and regal status as the guardian of the South.
Through the use of a new minting technique called “Bi-Metal Reverse”, it achieves a remarkable weight and 80mm diameter size - making it double the size of a regular 2oz collectible. By combining 2oz of silver as a base with a top layer of 11.5oz of copper, the result is a super ultra-high relief that brings out every detail to maximum effect, then finished with antiqued silver.
|Country Of Issue||Republic Of Chad|
|Denomination||10,000 Francs CFA|
|Metal Type||Silver, Copper|
|Weight (g)||62.2, 326.01|