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10041307420000

Year of the Dog
10€ Silver coin - Proof quality Yeardate 2018

€75.00
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Diameter 37 mm
Metal SILVER 900‰
Weight 22.2 g
Qualité Proof
La qualité "Belle Épreuve" est la plus haute qualité numismatique devant les qualités "Brillant Universel" (BU) et "courante". Une pièce belle épreuve est une pièce obtenue au moyen de coins et de flans spécialement préparés et de conditions de frappe particulières, de sorte que les motifs de gravure ressortent avec une grande netteté et que la surface est sans défaut. Les fonds de la gravure sont extrêmement brillants, les reliefs sont matés.
Mintage 5000
Millésime 2018
Valeur faciale 10€
The Chinese calendar series : every year a new animal is presented2018 : the year of the DogThe series features each year the Chinese calendar animals. Chinese astrology is based on a 12 years cycle, represented by twelve animals. The 2018 year is...
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Year of the Dog 10€ Silver coin Proof quality Yeardate 2018 | Monnaie de Paris
10€ Silver coin - Proof quality Yeardate 2018
€75.00

    Description

    • The Chinese calendar series : every year a new animal is presented
    • 2018 : the year of the Dog
    The series features each year the Chinese calendar animals. Chinese astrology is based on a 12 years cycle, represented by twelve animals. The 2018 year is the year of the dog.

    On the obverse of this 10€ Silver coin, surrounded by a pattern inspired by Chinese traditional arts, the dog flies out from the middle of the coin. The wording « Year of the Dog » surrounds the design. An ideogram realized by a Chinese Calligraphy Master is also displayed.

    On the reverse we can find the twelve animals that constitute the Chinese zodiac displayed on a traditional screen alongside a Chinese temple door. The one the dog used to go “through” the coin!

    The Collection

    One of the oldest in the world, the chinese calendar is a sun-and-moon calendar. Months are set according to the moon, i.e. the first day of each month, is the new moon and the 15th day is the fuul moon. Because the solar year counts 12 lunar month plus a dozen of days, seven intercalary months are added over each 19 years, in order for the calendar year to stay within a solar year. Chinese astrology is based on a 12 years cycle, represented by twelve animals. In order appear the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig. Each animal is a symbol of characteristic personality traits of persons born during this sign.

    Creating the Chinese calendar collection is always an exercise in mysticism. We have to pay tribute to the lunar calendar while at the same time bringing a French touch to it, creating this mixture of cultures. Added to this are the character traits linked to the signs, which we try to translate into a kind of anthropomorphism represented by the attitude we express through each animal! 

    Engraver word
    Year of the tiger
    Année du buffle
    Année du rat