In Chinese culture yin yang represents two opposing principles in nature. Yin is characterised as slow, soft, yielding, cold, wet, and passive; and is associated with water, the earth, the moon, femininity, and night time. In contrast, Yang is fast, hard, solid, focused, hot, dry, and aggressive; and is associated with fire, sky, the sun, masculinity and day time.
DESIGN: The coin’s reverse depicts the five Chinese elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water surrounding a stainless steel, enamel plated yin yang rotating charm, which represents the continual flow of the five elements as they exist in nature. The design includes the inscriptions WOOD, FIRE, EARTH, METAL and WATER, as well as the Chinese symbols for each of the five elements, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
SPECIFICATION: 31.135g + 8.83g/ 40.60 mm / 0.999 Silver / 3,000 mintage / Natasha Muhl / $129.00 AUD