The 1997 1/10 oz Gold Chinese Auspicious Matters Coin is a beautiful coin that just may bring you good luck. At least that is the belief in the imagery found on this coin. Each one of these coins are made with .999 pure gold so your luck is turning already.
- Made of 1/10 Troy oz of .999 pure gold
- Face value of 10 yuan backed by the People’s Bank of China
- On the obverse of the coin is a huabiao which in front of the Tiananmen gate in Beijing
- The reverse side has a small child holding a lucky carp on a lotus flower
On the obverse of this coin is a depiction of the huabiao, a ceremonial column that is like the one that stands at the Tiananmen gate in Beijing, China. This particular one was one of four that was built at the Tiananmen gate dating back to the 15th century. These columns that usually are erected in pairs, are an example of Chinese architecture. Two of these columns are found outside the gate while two are inside the gate. In other cultures, these columns may be mistaken for totems in their size and shape. Below the column on the coins is an assortment of flowers.
The reverse side of the coin has a young Chinese child holding a fish. The fish isn’t just any fish but a large carp which is seen as good luck in Chinese culture. The child happens to be sitting among lotus flowers which are symbolic as well. Lotus flowers are believed to be symbols of purity and transcendence. It is like the child has luck in its hands but among the lotus this luck transcends normal luck. The carp makes its own luck. In Chinese myth, if a carp jumps over the Dragon Gate, they turn into dragons. Dragons are considered even more lucky. Needless to say this coin is primed for luck.
Get your hands on this beautiful coin and add some quality gold to your collection and maybe just maybe you can tap into some of that luck. Get yours today.
MartinD. (verified owner) –
Very happy to get my hands on older foreign precious metals. These 2 coins are my first Chinese pieces in my collection. Original packaging and from a decent year. Looking forward to more odd pieces like these.