2022 $2 Dragon and Qilin 2oz Silver Antiqued Coloured Coin
This deftly antiqued 2oz silver coin portrays a dragon and qilin in colour representing the affinity between two highly influential Chinese mythological beasts.
The dragon and qilin are mythological creatures embraced in Chinese culture for thousands of years. Revered as a symbol of imperial authority, the wise dragon is believed to offer humanity enlightened guidance and protection. Its companion, the gentle, horse-shaped qilin, is an omen of happiness and is understood to attract good luck, protection and successful children.
The coin depicts a dragon and a qilin in colour, with stylised clouds in the background. Underlining their complementary nature, the creatures surround a Bagua, a motif incorporating eight Taoist trigrams representing the yin and yang present in all things. At the heart of the design is a taijitu, a black and white symbol that denotes the interdependence of yin and yang energy.