|Grade:||Proof - 69 UCAM|
|Mint Mark:||Not Shown|
|Metal Content:||1 troy oz|
|Manufacturer:||New Zealand Mint|
Graded a near Perfect Proof-69 Ultra Cameo by NGC! Mintage of only 8,000 coins!
This $2 coin depicts a pair of color enameled Koi fish swimming gracefully together in unison on a background of delicate Cherry Blossoms. It has a Proof finish and contains 1 oz .999 Silver. Each slabbed coin includes the original custom made Chinese Lacquer Box and Outer Box with 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 and only a few graded proof 69 or better, these coins are sure to go fast!