2021 2 oz Republique du Tchad Money Tree Antiqued High Relief Silver Coin
The Money Tree flourishes with an abundance of ingots as leaves and stands strong with sturdy roots planted in a Pot of Wealth (聚宝盆). The Pot of Wealth carries the symbolic meaning of attracting and multiplying wealth and riches with its wide mouth and overflowing ingots. A pair of mythical Pi Xiu (貔貅) winged lions stand atop its brim, signifying the vastness of this Money Tree. Due to their appetite for only gold, silver and riches, the Pi Xiu is said to attract wealth and possess mystical powers of being able to ward off evil. To finish off this masterpiece, the pot sits atop two elephants, spiritual animals that are long believed to attract luck and success. With their trunks at the base of this sculpture, they draw in more good fortune and favour into the pot of wealth, multiplying the amassment of riches and prosperity for its home.
On the obverse, the Chinese characters 招財進寶 (loosely translated to mean ‘Attract Wealth and Treasures’) are etched artistically with strokes inspired by Chinese calligraphy and finished with the legal tender, the Coat of Arms du Tchad.
This piece is crafted with 2 oz of pure silver, completed with an antiqued gold finish. Details are engraved in high relief and its shape is die-cut to precision to finish. Every piece is packaged in a specially designed Chinese Red Packet which will be the perfect gift for the upcoming Lunar/Chinese New Year or any auspicious occasion.