This $2 coin depicts a pair of color enameled koi swimming gracefully together in unison on a background of delicate cherry blossoms. It has a proof finish and contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
Mintage of only 8,000 coins!
Each set is presented in a custom made Chinese Lacquer Box and outer box with an ornate Chinese design. A certificate of authenticity comes with each set.
In Chinese Tradition, Koi are symbolic of unity and fidelity as it is noted that fish (particularly koi) often swim together in pairs. With this in mind, Koi are often given as wedding gifts in the form of charms or figurines to present the newly-wed couple with an auspicious sign of fidelity and perfect union. They are known to represent fertility and abundance due to their ability to reproduce in speed and volume. It is also said that if you are determined and don't conform to what society expects, you are like a Koi swimming upstream against the current. Koi are often referred to as "swimming flowers".
These positive attributes symbolized by the Koi have made it a popular choice for numerous types of art. The New Zealand Mint has captured the symbolic meaning of the Koi with this artfully designed coin and special packaging, sure to be treasured by collectors and mythology enthusiasts around the globe. Act quickly! With such a low mintage of 8,000 coins worldwide, and only a small percent secured by APMEX, these coins are sure to go fast!
The New Zealand Mint is a privately owned company in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the only privately owned mint in New Zealand, purchasing refined Gold from international sources to produce coins. They have established their reputation over the past four decades for their high quality design as exhibited by their innovative commemorative Gold and Silver bullion products. The only precious metal mint in New Zealand, the mint uses the tag-line “Minters of the South Pacific” and produces collector and bullion coins for a number of pacific nations, including Fiji, the Cook Islands, Niue and Tuvalu.