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The “Hua Kai Fu Gui” Series III – The Chrysanthemum Silver Medal in Decorative Screen Packaging

The “Hua Kai Fu Gui” Series III – The Chrysanthemum Silver Medal in Decorative Screen Packaging
 
Product Information
Name

The “Hua Kai Fu Gui” Series III – The Chrysanthemum Silver Medal in Decorative Screen Packaging

Composition

99.9% Pure Silver

Diameter

38 mm

Weight

1 oz

Maximum Mintage

3,000 pieces

Image:Obverse

The chrysanthemum remains in bloom even after a frost. It is a sign of autumn. Along with plum blossoms, orchids, and bamboo, the chrysanthemum is one of the group, ‘Si Jun Zi’, or, “The Four Gentlemen.” It appears in a variety of flower head forms and colors. The uses of the chrysanthemum cover a wide range, and it has a long history of commercial cultivation. It can be kept as a potted flower, or as part of a parterre garden. The image features vibrant red chrysanthemum blossoms, expressive of passion and showcasing their beauty. The meticulously detailed painting was designed and executed by Professor Chang Ker-chi.

Image:Reverse

The image features the Chinese characters hua kai fu gui (“blossom, wealth and prestige”) in the center, encircled by a pattern of auspicious ru yi (a wand that has the power to grant wishes). These, in turn, are encircled by pattern based on the shape of ancient coins to symbolize wealth. The overall design fully demonstrates the meaning of hua kai fu gui, the name of this series of medals.