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The Year of the Dog “Coming Blessings and Auspiciousness” Partially Gold-plated Silver Medal.

The Year of the Dog “Coming Blessings and Auspiciousness” Partially Gold-plated Silver Medal.
 
Product Information
Name

The Year of the Dog “Coming Blessings and Auspiciousness” Partially Gold-plated Silver Medal.

Composition

99.9% Pure Silver

Diameter

70 mm

Weight

5 oz.

Maximum Mintage

3,000 pieces

Image:Obverse

The Year 2018 is the Chinese lunar year of Wu Xu, and the Chinese zodiac Year of the Dog. This image was designed and executed by the Chinese gongbi (meticulous brush technique) painter, Professor Chang Ker-chi. The image comprises a gold-plated dog standing in a peony garden. The dog is depicted as smart, brave, and tough – their culturally accepted image. They are the most loyal friends of humankind. A Chinese proverb states, “Dogs coming to the door are bringing wealth.” Dogs are considered to be auspicious and are widely beloved.

Image:Reverse

The image features a multicolored peony blossom in the foreground of a window lattice patterned after the shape of ancient coins. Together these illustrate with special clarity the significance of the Chinese characters hua kai fu gui which translated mean “peonies in bloom symbolize wealth and dignity.”The fine gongbi painting of the peony blossom in the image is also the work of Professor Chang Ker-chi.