The Decree of the Wooden Dragon
2 oz 999 Fine Silver Coin – Republique du Tchad 2024 – 10000 Francs CFA
The Chinese Sexagenary Cycle (六十甲子) is an ancient method of calculating years, months, dates, and time. Consisting of 10 heavenly stems and 12 earthly branches, a pairing of 1 character from the stem followed by another from the branch will derive the sexagenary number of a Chinese year. The 10 heavenly stems are each associated with the five elements – wood, fire, earth, metal, and water – while the 12 earthly branches are represented by one of the 12 Zodiac animals.
The Decree of the Wooden Dragon , also known as 木龙之命 is a reference to the year of the Wood Dragon in the Chinese sexagenary cycle is a system of reckoning time that combines the 10 Heavenly Stems and the 12 Earthly Branches. The Wood Dragon year is the 4th year in the cycle and is represented by the combination of the Heavenly Stem 甲 ((Jia) and the Earthly Branch 辰 (Chen).
The Wood Dragon year is considered to be a year of growth and development. According to Chinese astrology, the Dragon is associated with the element of wood and is considered to be a powerful and auspicious symbol. It represents strength, courage with good luck, prosperity, and success. People born is the year of the Wood Dragon are said to be independent, ambitious, and strong-willed. They are also said to be highly intelligent, innovative, and creative.
Sized at 45mm diameter, this 2 oz 999 Fine Silver coin is struck in ultra-high relief, complemented with antiqued silver finishing. This is a limited edition of 399 pieces only. Each piece is packaged and delivered with a Certificate verifying its edition number and authenticity. On the obverse, Dragon scales lay the background for the legal tender, the Coat of Arms du Tchad.
Weight & Material
2 oz 999 Ag
Antiqued High Relief w/ Red Color
Republique du Tchad
Year of Issue
10000 Francs CFA