According to Chinese culture, when five bats are depicted together it is said to be a visual representation of the Five Blessings which include longevity, wealth, health and composure, virtue, and the desire to die a natural death in old age.
A popular design often seen on Chinese charms is that of five bats surrounding the character for ‘fu’ meaning prosperity, together with a border of peach motifs, symbolising longevity and immortality, and peonies, representing royalty, virtue, wealth and honour.
DESIGN: The reverse of the coin features five bats surrounding the Chinese character for ‘fu’, together with a mix of peonies and peach motifs. The design also features the inscription FIVE BLESSINGS and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2016 year-date are shown on the coin’s obverse.
PACKAGING: The coin is housed in a grey presentation case and custom-designed shipper. Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.