Coin "Year of the Dragon"

Лунный год Дракона

Name Year of the Dragon
Presented by Resource Trade, Russia
Nominal value 1000 francs CFA
Metal Silver 925°
Weight 25,00 g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 2000 pcs.
Production quality Proof, gold-plated
Description of obverse and reverse Obverse: in the center - the coat of arms of the Republic of Togo, along the rim - the inscriptions: on top - «REPUBLIQUE TOGOLAISE», at the bottom – the face value "1000 FRANCS CFA”. Reverse: in the center - the image of two dragons and an egg, at the top - the inscription: «YEAR OF THE DRAGON», at the bottom - the year of issue: "2012".
A brief annotation Chinese New Year, which has a literal translation as a Spring Day, is the main and longest holiday in China for a long time. Each new year is associated with one of 12 animals and one of the five elements. The first New Year's Day starts with fireworks and burning of incense. The fireworks should ward off evil spirits from a family and attract spirit of peace and happiness. At the end of the day the family welcomes the return of the deities home after their visit to the spirit world where they "reported" about the last year, and then pay tribute to their ancestors. According to the Chinese that first spring day is the awakening of nature, begins a new calculation of the annual cycle, the earth revives.
Designer N.S. Leonov
Producer BH Mayer Mint (Germany)

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Владимир Борисов
Немножко детская, но тем и приятная монета
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