2019 Tuvalu Jade Laughing Buddha Antique Finish Silver Coin
This innovative 1oz silver coin features a Laughing Buddha insert made of jade, a stone traditionally symbolising beauty, purity and virtue in Chinese culture.
The laughing Buddha is a Buddhist figure frequently represented in statues believed to bring good luck and fortune. He is portrayed atop a mound of coins on the reverse of this stunning antiqued coin in reference to his association with prosperity and abundance.
The coin’s reverse depicts the legendary figure sitting atop a mound of coins against a background of stylised rays of sunlight. The inscription ‘LAUGHING BUDDHA’, a patterned border and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark are also included in the design.
The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, set against a pattern of rays, is depicted on the coin’s obverse, together with the 2019 year-date, the weight and fineness, and the monetary denomination.
*Please note, the colour of the jade will vary.