The art of mandalas is being celebrated on coins.
Mandalas, spiritual ritual symbols particularly popular in the
Dharmic faiths (Hindu, Buddhism and others), often represent the
universe. Modern mandalas include the temporary exhibits made from
sand popular in Tibetan culture. Generally circular, the designs
feature repeating geometric patterns of greater or lesser intricacy.
The second issue in a limited-mintage series of Mandala coins from
Fiji offers a Celtic twist. The coin is now on sale and will begin
shipping to collectors in March.
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The Antique Finish 2016 Mandala Art Ultra High Relief $10 coin
contains 3 ounces of .999 fine silver.
The reverse of the coin, engraved to represent a mandala, features
intricate detail rich with symbolism rooted in Celtic traditions, with
an aqua-green malachite stone at the center.
The obverse of the coin carries the coat of arms of Fiji, the
denomination and year of issue, 2016.
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The coin measures 50 millimeters in diameter and has a mintage limit
of 500 pieces. Each coin is packaged in a special “luxury” box,
according to distributor First Coin Company, with a silver print and
serialized certificate of authenticity. The number on the certificate
matches the number inscribed on the edge of the coin.
The coin retails for $429.90, but a special code (CW5CELTIC) offers
Coin World readers a 5 percent discount.
To learn more, or order the coin, visit the First Coin Company website.