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Bhutan 1/25 oz THERAVADA – WAT PHO OF THAILAND " World Buddha Heritage” Series 2011 Gold Coin Proof


Mint: Singapore Mint
Product Code: SI-G-WBH-11-04
Metal Gold
Mintage 30000
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Content (Troy OZ) 0.04 oz
Denomination (ADD) 200 Ngultrum
Weight (g) 1.24
Diameter (mm) 13.92
Year of Issue 2011
Country Bhutan
Quality Proof
Package Luxury gift box
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
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THERAVADA – WAT PHO OF THAILAND - the third 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 of 6,000 coins
✔ 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.


Be amazed by the 3rd coin of the World Buddha Heritage series, featuring Wat Pho, The Temple of the Reclining Buddha of Thailand. Located in Bangkok, Wat Pho, one of the largest and oldest Buddhist temples, is famous for its huge reclining Buddha statue which has his feet inlaid with mother of pearl. This is probably the most interesting temple in Thailand as it combines both history and medical science, as well as being a center for meditation and traditional massage training.

Being the oldest temple in Bangkok, Wat Pho was constructed nearly 200 years before Bangkok became the capital of Thailand. It was also a center of education for traditional Thai medicine, and statues were created showing yoga positions. In 1962, a school for traditional medicine and massage was established. The temple was famous as one of the oldest universities of Thailand. Their traditional method of Thai massage goes back a long time whereby the rich, powerful and famous people go for a taste of traditional massage.

The gold-plated reclining Buddha statue is 46 meters long and 15 meters high. The Buddha statue’s eyes and feet are decorated with engraved mother of pearl, with the soles of the feet displaying the 108 auspicious characteristics of the true Buddha. In 2008, the historic marble inscriptions in Wat Pho was registered with UNESCO’s Memory of the World (MOW) as MOW documentary heritage for Asia and Pacific Region.

Buddha rays are often associated with the glowing of the Buddha and people who manage to see this extraordinary phenomenon consider it to be a miracle. The Singapore Mint is proud to incorporate the special ray effects created with precision minting technique onto the coin design with our latest minting technology. The rays behind the reclining Buddha on the coin depicts a seemingly ‘glowing Buddha’ and this is a further testament to The Singapore Mint’s continual advancements in coin minting technology.

The reverse of the coin features the Dhug or The Protection Parasol, which is a traditional symbol of both protection and royalty. It symbolizes the authority of the Buddha’s teachings and the wholesome activity of preserving beings from illness, harmful forces, obstacles and so forth in this life. One important function of a parasol or umbrella is to cast a shadow, the shadow of protection, just as the Parasol offers protection from the sun, the Buddha also protects people’s spirits from evil.


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.


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.

不丹南傳 - 泰國世界文化遺產”2011年系列金幣證明臥佛寺


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