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Niue Island YIN and YANG Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches series Ancient Calendars Silver coin $5 Antique finish 2020 Ultra High Relief 2 oz

$199.90

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Product Code: PR-S-CAL-20-01
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Specifications
Metal Silver
Mintage 500
Fineness (% purity) 99.9%
Content (Troy OZ) 2
Denomination (NZD) $5
Weight (g) 62.20
Diameter (mm) 45
Year of Issue 2020
Country Niue Island
Edge Smooth
Quality Antique finish
Exterior Decoration Detailed Ultra High Relief
Package Yes
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
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Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches are two sets of signs in a certain sequence, which were created by ancient Chinese people to calculate the history and record the chronological sequence of events.
 
The Origin of Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branches
As early as about 2700BC, the ancestor of Chinese nation, Yellow Emperor (Huangdi), sent Da Rao Shi to create a calendar system. Da Rao Shi explored the rule of changes between sky and earth, as well as that of the four seasons. Then he created ten heavenly stems and twelve earthly branches to make combinations representing a sexagenary cycle. A year can be represented by the composition of two characters, one from the heavenly set, and one from the other. That is believed to be the start of the stem-branch calendar. Thus came a way of counting time which has been passed down through thousands of years.
 
The Heavenly Stems
乙  丙   
jiǎ bǐng dīng gēng xīn rén guǐ
Jia Yi Bing Ding Wu Ji Geng Xin Ren Gui
 
Earthly Branches can be used to count time of years, months and hours. When counting years, people use them with the 12 Chinese zodiacs and strictly one Earthly Branch corresponds to one fixed zodiac. For example, our ancestors have divided a day and night into twelve sections and named each as a 'shi chen', which is equal to today's two hours and has a fixed Earthly Branch name. From 11 pm at night to 1 am is decided to be the first one - 'zi shi', then the second two hours 'chou shi', on the analogy of this.
 
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