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Niue Island GREAT LUNAR RACE - 12 CHINESE ZODIACS series LUNAR CALENDAR $8 Silver coin OX BULL 2021 Gold plated Proof 5 oz


Product Code: DO-S-LUN-21-01
Availability: IN STOCK
Name of series
Lunar 5 oz Niue Island > Click to view the series
Metal Silver
Mintage 888
Fineness (% purity) 99.9%
Content (Troy OZ) 5
Denomination (NZD) $8
Weight (g) 155.52
Diameter (mm) 65
Year of Issue 2021
Country Niue Island
Quality Proof High Quality
Decoration Gold plated 24K; Serial number on the edge
Certificate of Authenticity with a serial number
Serial number Yes
Video Available
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The story of the Great Lunar Race
There are many varieties of the lunar animals origin story. Some say that the Jade Emperor called a race of animals on his birthday to create the Chinese Zodiac. Others say that it was the Buddha who called the race. Both stories are similar with minor variations. Twelve animals were to become symbols of the Chinese Zodiac and in order to secure their place, would race across a rapidly flowing river.
Although the worst swimmer, the rat was very smart. The ox had agreed to carry the rat across the river on its back, but as they reached the shore, the rat jumped off the ox and finished first. The ox was second, with the tiger in third.
The Rabbit hopped from one stone to another and was doing well until he slipped. Fortunately, he grabbed onto a log and finished in fourth place. In fifth place came the dragon, who would been first but had stopped to help some villagers. On its way to the finish line the dragon saw the rabbit on the log and gave a puff of air to help it to shore. The horse looked set to finish sixth, but the snake slithered out of the long grass, scared the horse, and took sixth place instead.
The monkey, rooster and sheep found a raft and, working together, paddled through the strong currents and the weeds until they reached the shore. The sheep came in eighth place, the monkey in ninth, and the rooster in tenth. The dog had been too busy splashing in the fresh water, and finished in eleventh place. The pig was the last animal to cross the line as it had stopped to eat and fallen asleep.
Thus it was decided which animals would form the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac, and in what order.
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