The legend of the koi fish jumping the dragon gate is a popular and inspiring myth in Chinese culture. The story tells of an enormous school of golden koi which swam upstream in the Yellow River in China. After a hundred years of jumping, one koi finally reached the top of the waterfall. The gods recognised the koi for its perseverance and determination and turned it into a golden dragon, the image of power and strength.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 5oz of 99.9% pure silver.
Vivid Colour Design
The reverse of the coin features a koi fish and a dragon in colour. The koi fish is jumping through the waves of the river over the dragon gate, and a dragon is wrapped around the roof of the gate. The design includes the inscription THE KOI FISH JUMPS THE DRAGON GATE.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
The coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu and features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date, and the monetary denomination on its obverse.
Extremely Limited Mintage
No more than 500 of The Koi Fish Jumps the Dragon Gate 2016 5oz Silver Proof Coloured Coins have been struck.
Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The coin is presented in a black presentation case within an illustrated shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.