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Bhutan 1/4 oz ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE BUDDHA – MAHABODHI TEMPLE OF INDIA series World Buddha Heritage 1000 Ngultrum 2012 Gold Coin


Mint: Singapore Mint
Product Code: SI-G-WBH-12-01
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Name of series
Buddha > View
Metal Gold
Mintage 6000
Fineness (% purity) 99.99%
Content (Troy OZ) 1/4
Denomination (BTN) 1000 Ngultrum
Weight (g) 7.78
Diameter (mm) 21.96
Year of Issue 2012
Country Bhutan
Quality Proof
Package Yes
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
VAT or Tax will be refunded if charged in your country
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ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE BUDDHA – MAHABODHI TEMPLE OF INDIA - the fifth 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.
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.


In remembrance of the Enlightenment of The Buddha, the 5th instalment of the World Buddha Heritage coin features The Buddha seated beneath the Bodhi Tree at Mahabodhi Temple on its obverse and the Meto Pema (lotus) on the reverse. Chosen for its religious significance, the coin pays homage to the founder of Buddhism, at the site where he attained enlightenment.
Having witnessed countless suffering, the young prince, born Siddhartha Gautama, resolved to free all living beings. Embarking on a journey filled with hardships, the young prince shunned all worldly pleasures and resolved to attain enlightenment. At a place in Bodh Gaya, India, he meditated, and achieved deep concentration. Engaging in profound meditation under the Bodhi Tree, the final veils of ignorance were removed and The Buddha attained the supreme and perfect insight.

Emperor Asoka built the Mahabodhi Temple at the spot where The Buddha gained enlightenment. Today, Mahabodhi Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where hundreds flock to worship and learn about the life of The Buddha. Founded in approximately 250BC, this architectural landmark of The Buddha’s enlightenment site is one of the few surviving examples of early brick structures in India. The entire temple complex covers a sweeping area of nearly 4.8 hectares and the tallest tower is a staggering 55 meters in height.

On the reverse of the coin, the Meto Pema (lotus) is featured. The lotus is one of the most poignant representations of Buddhism, symbolizing the complete purification of body, speech and mind. Growing from the mud, the lotus emerges through the clear water, finally coming to rest on the surface in the form of a beautiful flower. This pattern of growth signifies the transformation of the soul, from the dregs of materialism, to the purification of the soul, and into the clarity of enlightenment.

The rich historical, cultural and religious significance that this coin represents makes it a unique and valuable addition to collectors. A tribute in veneration of The Buddha, it is truly a gem of our World Buddha Heritage series.


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..
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