Coin "Leshan Giant Buddha of China"

Статуя Будды в Лэшане, Китай

Name Leshan Giant Buddha of China
Presented by The Singapore Mint
Nominal value 250 Nu (Kingdom of Bhutan)
Metal Silver 999°
Thickness 3,05
Mintage 10000
Production quality Proof, colour coin
Description of obverse and reverse Obverse: the obverse features the world`s largest seated Buddha carved in stone, the imposing “Leshan Giant Buddha” statue. This magnificent religious relic is an important artifact that has withstood the test of time. It is chosen for both its religious significance on Buddhism in China as well as man`s ingenuity at a time when tools were limited. Buddha`s exceptional aura which manifests as an emanating glow, is skillfully depicted on the coin. When the coin catches light, dazzling rays appear to radiate from the Buddha, bringing great blessings. Reverse: the reverse features the Khorlo (Dharma Wheel). Rendered in full colour on the silver coin, the Khorlo symbolizes Buddha`s teachings and the turning of the wheel is an allegory of spiritual change brought about by Buddha`s teachings. The eight strokes of the wheel represent the Nobel Eightfold Path which is a code of conduct following Buddha`s teachings to a life free from suffering and leading to enlightenment.
A brief annotation Buddhism is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as “The Buddha” (the Awakened One). The coin program highlights the spread of the different schools of Buddhism throughout the different regions of the world. There are eight auspicious symbols in Buddhism which can often be found on Buddhism related paraphernalia. The parasol, golden fish, treasure case, lotus, conch, endless knot, Dharma wheel and victory flag represents a unique aspects of Buddhist teachings. Its unique and unconventional design showcases the Buddha statue with its name and country of origin inscribed on the reverse. The obverse is a nod to its country of issue, the Kingdom of Bhutan and highlights one of Eight Auspicious symbols, replacing the traditional national emblem.
Designer All design by the Singapore Mint
Producer The Singapore Mint

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