Why purchase this 2022 Tokelau 1 oz. Aletai Meteorite Phoenix and Dragon Brilliant Uncirculated coin?
This stunning partially colorized coin honors the symbolism of the Phoenix and the Dragon in Chinese culture. The phoenix, a symbol for peace and prosperity, is considered to be the embodiment of Yin, while the dragon is a representation of the Yang attributes of power and wealth. The phoenix and dragon depicted together are emblematic of bliss and happiness. The coin is crafted from a genuine shard of the Aletai meteorite which impacted the earth 65 million years ago in a site that is now part of China.
- This 2022 Phoenix and Dragon coin is struck from 1 oz. of Aletai Meteorite.
- The 42 mm diameter coin’s dramatic imagery is embellished with vibrant color.
- The one dollar denomination coin is legal tender of Tokelau.
- The coin will ship in a handsome original Mint package.
- In tribute to the lucky number eight in Chinese culture, mintage is limited to only 888 pieces.
Breathtaking Phoenix and Dragon Design
Obverse: A right facing rendition of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse, with the smooth field beyond clearly showcasing the unique crystalline structure of the meteorite. Inscribed “ELIZABETH II,” “TOKELAU,” “ONE DOLLAR” and “2022.” This likeness of Great Britain’s longest reigning monarch was created by acclaimed British sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998.
Reverse: The reverse features a dragon colorized with bright aqua shades and a vivid fiery-toned phoenix, entwined and surrounding a pearl shape at the center of the design. An ornate, intricately detailed Oriental style border frames the powerful image.
Spectacular Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
The 2022 Tokelau 1 oz. Aletai Meteorite Phoenix and Dragon coin is judged to be in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition. Expect the coin to be exceptionally struck, featuring beautifully finished surfaces and fantastic eye appeal. The ungraded, selectively colorized coin is encapsulated and presented with a Certificate of Authenticity in an elegant wood display box, which is sheathed in a Chinese lucky red Phoenix and Dragon themed protective sleeve.