China Didn’t Want These Coins Leaving the Country!
On May 20, 2020, the People’s Bank of China released the 2020 Auspicious Culture gold and silver commemorative coins – a six-coin series consisting of one bimetal, two gold, and three silver coins. As most collectors know, ANY coin release coming out of China is greeted with an enthusiastic response across the globe, and these coins are no different. But therein lies the problem since it’s been estimated that only 2% of these coins ever leave China. And with mintages as low as 5,000, that means only a handful ever make it outside China — and fewer still arrive on America’s shores.
In this offer you can secure the unique heart-shaped gold and silver coins representing “Love.” The 30-gram silver coin depicts patterns of lilies and a lovelock. Superimposed within petals on this 10 Yuan coin are the Chinese characters for “may you live a long and happy life together.” It also features a colorized goldfish and lotus flower in the upper right portion of the design. In Chinese culture, fish represent wealth and prosperity. In fact, the word “fish” in Chinese translates to “abundance.”
The 3-gram gold coin displays a bride, lilies, and window lattice. The bride’s face is hidden by the lattice and her lips have been selectively colorized in a deep red color. This 50 Yuan coin also features the same engraved “Love” sentiment that appears on the silver coin. The obverse of both coins is common to the series and features the Chinese characters for “Auspiciousness” with traditional Chinese decorative patterns, country name, and the year of issue.
Each coin available in this two-piece set was expertly crafted by the mint from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields. These coins are so immaculate that they have been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in flawless Proof-70 Ultra Cameo (PF70UC) condition, a distinction that means these perfectly-graded proofs have ZERO imperfections — showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended!
Measuring approximately 40 mm in diameter, the silver coin was struck in highly pure 99.9% fine silver and is limited to 20,000 pieces. The gold coin was struck in highly pure 99.9% fine gold, measures approximately 18 mm in diameter and has a limited worldwide release of just 10,000. Don’t wait for these Auspicious coins to completely disappear into the hands of other collectors, secure yours now to avoid disappointment later!