The legendary Chinese Guardian Lions, also called Foo Dogs, are often seen placed outside Chinese homes and temples. Set as a pair, a male looking outwards and a female inwards, they take the form of winged lions (a bit like an ancient Sharknado…). Perth Mint designer, Ing Ing Jong, has done a good job depicting the two beasts in their traditional guise. The male on the left has his paw on an embroidered ball, while the female has her paw on a balled-up cub. The pile of Chinese currency, with its distinctive square hole, is a nod to the guardians role in protecting wealth.
We’ve already covered the initial release of these coins in an article back in June, but the exclusive distributor, LPM in Hong Kong, have now released the gold bullion coin variant. Struck in an ounce of 0.9999 gold, it has a pretty healthy mintage these days of 5,000 pieces. Gold bullion is very popular in the Asian market, so these will no doubt fly out in short order. A pretty and traditional design that will appeal everywhere. Available now.
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