In the Chinese tradition of feng shui, the five traditional elements are each represented by one of the Celestial Animals of myth and legend. The guardian of the north and representative of water is the Black Turtle, associated with solidity and stability. It is the symbol of hills, groups of trees, and in general protection from unexpected torrents, dangerous winds, or movements inside the earth. The Black Turtle maintains a harmonic configuration that defends against earthquakes, avalanches, and other natural disasters, and in social situations reflects the bodyguard or the protector. It’s manifested by the 2021 1 oz Niue Silver Celestial Animals The Black Turtle Coin on offer from the team at JM Bullion.
- Ships in a plastic capsule or in sealed rolls of twenty!
- Issued in 2021 by the New Zealand Mint!
- Limited mintage of only 10,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of $2 (NZD), legal tender of Niue.
- Obverse side features an effigy of Elizabeth II.
- Reverse side features the Black Turtle.
One of the four symbols of the Chinese constellations and a feng shui symbol of one of the five classical Chinese elements, the Black Turtle or Black Tortoise is also known as the Mysterious Warrior. It appears in most traditional imagery, including on this beautiful bullion collectible from the New Zealand Mint, entwined with a snake. The guardian of the North and the winter season, it has a long history in Chinese garb and symbolism that goes back to the tortoise pendants of courtiers in the Han Dynasty.
The 2021 Niue Silver Celestial Animals The Black Turtle Coin pays tribute to this tradition in Brilliant Uncirculated quality, with a gorgeous finish that accentuates the quality of its engravings. Fully insured and tracked by the JM Bullion team against any possibility of loss or damage en route, it arrives in a secure plastic capsule or a roll of twenty.
The coin’s obverse side features the late Queen Elizabeth II in effigy to verify it as legal tender. It also carries the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II,” “NIUE,” “2 DOLLARS” and “2022.”
The reverse side features the Black Turtle and its traditional serpentine companion with a decorative border and an inscription that verifies the weight and purity of its silver content.
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