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Bhutan THE COMPASSIONATE ONE – THOUSAND-HAND BODHISATTVA OF CHINA Series World Buddha Heritage 2013 Silver Coin Proof 1 oz


$258.30 Old Price: $271.90

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Mint: Singapore Mint
Product Code: SI-S-WBH-13-01
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Specifications
Metal Silver
Mintage 10000
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Content (Troy OZ) 1
Denomination (BTN) 250 Ngultrum
Weight (g) 31.10
Diameter (mm) 40.70
Year of Issue 2013
Country Bhutan
Quality Proof
Package Luxury box
Certificate of Authenticity with a serial number
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✔ 6th issue in the series "World Buddha Heritage"
✔ The perfect gift to the archeology lover
✔ The attractive design
✔ Its uniqueness is guaranteed by the limited mintage
✔ Serial number on the Certificate
✔ The coin comes in an attractive case
 
Your benefits:
• Extremely high international collector demand
• Highly appreciated in The Investing in Collectible Coins
• Present this beautiful coin to your loved one for any occasions or a great business gift
 
The Singapore Mint proudly presents World Buddha Heritage Coin Series featuring magnificent Buddha monuments around the world. This coin series will span 8 issues to bring you the world famous Buddha heritage.

6TH ISSUE: THE COMPASSIONATE ONE – THOUSAND-HAND BODHISATTVA OF CHINA

Spreading out radially like the beautiful plumage of a peacock are the intricate hands of the Thousand-Hand Bodhisattva featured in the 6th coin of this World Buddha Heritage series. Also known as the Thousand- Hand Thousand-Eye Guan Yin Bodhisattva, this is the world’s largest rock carving Thousand-Hand Bodhisattva – Rock Carving No.8 of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Dazu Rock Carvings, in the rock grottoes of the Baoding Mountain, within Chongqing municipality.
Up till 2009, this Thousand-hand Bodhisattva was widely believed to have 1007 hands, with the number originating from a Qing Dynasty artisan who was in charge of applying a layer of gold foil on the bodhisattva. To determine the number of hands, he placed a toothpick in every hand of the bodhisattva, after applying a layer of gold foil on each hand and counted the total number of toothpicks used to be 1007. However, a recount using archeology methods in recent years during the reconstruction works proved the number of hands of this Thousand-Hand Bodhisattva to be 830, taking the honour of the bodhisattva with the most number of hands in the world.
At 7.7meters high and 12.5 meters wide in a rock grotto, this benevolent Thousand-Hand Bodhisattva sits calmly with an eye in each hand in different positions, and holding different sacred vessels such as the treasure mirror, rosary, scarf, treasure vase, lotus and the treasure sword, representing the many abilities to watch out and render assistance to the people in the world. This historical 800 years old rare 3-D Thousand-Hand Bodhisattva rock carving is truly a representative of the ancient grotto rock carvings. The bodhisattva is undergoing major conservation works and will be fully completed in 2014.
On the coin reverse, features one of the 8 auspicious elements in Buddhism - ‘Endless Knot’ named Palbheu. The Palbheu has overlapping layers of knot with no beginning or end. It not only represents the infinite wisdom of the Buddha, and also symbolizes the existence of everything as a part of the web of karma and its effect in universe.

BUDDHISM

Buddhism is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as “The Buddha” (the Awakened One). The coin program highlights the spread of the different schools of Buddhism throughout the different regions of the world. In modern times, Buddhism is broadly recognized as comprising of three major branches:

a) Theravada, Teaching of The Elders, remains in Southeast Asia, especially Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Thailand.

b) Mahayana, The Great Vehicle, is widely practised throughout East Asia, especially in China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Bhutan.

c) Vajrayana, The Thunderbolt Vehicle, is more prominent in the Himalayan nations of Tibet and Nepal.

There are eight auspicious symbols in Buddhism which can often be found on Buddhism related paraphernalia. The parasol, golden fish, treasure vase, lotus, conch, endless knot, Dharma wheel and victory flag each represent a unique aspect of Buddhist teachings.

COIN DESIGN

This eight coin program celebrates the different schools of Buddhism with each coin paying homage to a renowned Buddha sculpture or a Buddhist monument found in the featured country. Each coin issue also features one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols.
Its unique and unconventional design showcases the Buddhist monument with its name and country of origin inscribed on the obverse. The reverse is a nod to its country of issue, the Kingdom of Bhutan and highlights one of Eight Auspicious Symbols, replacing the traditional national emblem.
This one-of-a-kind coin collection, rich in the history of Buddhism and cultural symbols is definitely a collector’s item.

 
不丹1盎司一個富有同情心 - 中國千手觀音“世遺產系列2013銀幣證明

 

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