Figure 8 Dragons
3 oz 999 Fine Silver Coin – Republique du Tchad 2024 – 15000 Francs CFA
Attract joy and luck as you hold this coin that combines the triple key elements of the auspicious figure “8”, the Feng Shui octagon Ba Gua symbols, and the mythical double dragons which are a central part of Chinese mythology.
The Chinese dragon is a formidable creature that symbolizes power, strength and fortune. In Imperial China, the Chinese dragon was exclusively used by the Emperors of old times in their official robes, seals and within the palace as a sign of imperial power and heaven’s mandate. As such, the dragon has long been associated not only with its auspicious connotations, but also a sense of superiority and excellence. For the first time in the Figure 8 series, two dragons are coiled around the auspicious figure 8 in an indomitable sense of positive energy and power.
The number 8 is the the most ‘lucky’ number in Chinese culture as the pronunciation of the number 八‘ba’ sounds similar to the word ‘发’ fa i.e. ‘发财’ fa cai, meaning ‘to prosper’. The number 8 also symbolises balance and wholeness in Taoism. To emphasise this, the octagon Ba Gua symbol used in Taoist practice is tastefully included within this piece.
Measuring 40mm by 60mm, this piece is die-cut to exacting proportions of the figure 8 and made with 999 Pure Silver weighing 3 oz. An antiqued finishing technique is applied to give a unique appearance to each piece.
Weight & Material
3 oz 999 Ag
Antiqued Silver, Ultra High Relief
40 x 60 mm
Republique du Tchad
Year of Issue
15000 Francs CFA