Samsara Wheel of Life – Gilded

Cook Islands 2019 20 Dollars Samsara Wheel of Life Golden Coin

The ‘Samsara Wheel of Life’ coin is the 3rd issue in the ‘Archaeology & Symbolism’ series. The impossible has been made possible using the enhanced Smartminting©️ technology and brings the Wheel of Life to life. The coin has an antique finish and is struck on a 3 oz pure .999 silver huge 65mm blank in the highest quality. It has a limited mintage of only 333 pcs antiqued and 99 pcs gilded worldwide. Coin comes in a beautiful box with a Certificate of Authenticity. Get this 3rd edition now to expand your collection.

Coin description

The reverse of the coin depicts the Samsara Wheel of Life with its four circles, all its characteristics, and inscriptions: “Wheel of Life Samsara” (the name of the coin) and “2019” (the year of issue). It has ultra-high relief and interesting small details of the original Wheel of Life.

The obverse side of the coin depicts the Coat of Arms of the Cook Island in a special appearance with the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” (name of the Queen), “COOK ISLANDS” (the issuing country), “ARCHEOLOGY & SYMBOLISM” (the name of the series) and “20 DOLLARS” (the face value).

Background information

The Wheel of Life or Samsara is one of the most profound Buddhist teachings for its encapsulates. It contains all the essential teachings of Buddhism. It is the most profound instrument of teaching and depiction of the interrelated doctrines of Buddhism. Samsara is often painted at the gate of all the Buddhist Monasteries. The wheel of life is, in fact, a mirror. When we look at it, we are, in effect, looking at ourselves. We see ourselves in the picture, our heights, and depths, and our reactivity and potential creativity. The wheel of life has four parts. You can see a pigeon representing desire in the center circle, a snake representing hatred, and a pig that represents ignorance. These are the root or the cause of suffering in Samsara. These animals are used in the picture because they best represent the animal-like tendencies in our minds. The second circle is divided into a white path and a black path. It represents the two ways we can act in any situation, either with skillfulness or unskillfulness. The third circle has six parts which are the six realms. The upper three include the god realms, demi-god realms, and the human realm. These are the superior realms. The three inferior lower realms are the animal realm, the hungry ghost realm, and the hell realm. The fourth circle shows the 12 links of dependent origination. The wrathful figure that holds the wheel is Yama, or the lord of death, representing the impermanence of life.

Key selling points

  • Heavy 3oz silver coin
  • Interesting small details
  • Unique concept series
  • Low mintage
  • Smartminted©️ relief on 65mm
  • Antique & gilded versions

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Article IDCK1909
CountryCook Islands
Face Value20 Dollars
Weight3 oz (93.3 g)
Diameter65 mm
QualitySilk Finish
Mintage99 pcs.
Scope of DeliveryCapsule, Box / Case, Certificate of Authenticity
Special FeaturesSmartminting©, Gold-plated
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