Zhao Gongming – Asian Mythology

Cook Islands 2021 20 Dollars Zhao Gongming Asian Mythology Silver Coin

The ‘Zhao Gong Ming’ coin is the second issue in the ‘Asian Mythology’ series. The impossible has been made possible using the enhanced Smartminting©️ technology and brings the God of Money to life. The coin has an antique finish with partial gilding and is struck on a 3 oz pure silver 50mm blank in the highest quality. A limited mintage of only 333 pcs worldwide and comes in a beautiful box with a Certificate of Authenticity. Get this second edition now to grow your collection.

Coin description

The reverse of the coin depicts Zhao Gongming, the God of Money and the God of Pestilence, in front of the Zhongnan mountains, together with his well-known cap, the iron club, his tiger and with the inscription: “Zhao Gongming” (his name) and “趙公明” (his name in Chinese). The many depicted coins show that he was the God of Money.

The obverse side of the coin depicts the standard Coat of Arms with Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “COOK ISLANDS” (the issuing country), “2021” (the year of issue) and “20 DOLLARS” (the face value).

Background information

Zhao Gongming is a mythical person related to popular belief in fortune as the God of Money and health as the God of Pestilence. Zhao came from Zhongnan (China) and lived during the late Warring States period (5th – 3rd century BC). He is often depicted with an official’s cap and an iron club as a symbol of power. Stories about his history tell that he had a black face, a long beard and was riding on a tiger. He was able to chase away thunder and lightning and invoke clouds and rain. His most important religious function was to dispel pestilence and to ward off natural disasters. He also functions as a judge who rectifies unjust verdicts. In this capacity, he is commonly called Caishen, the God of Money.

Key selling points

  • Smartminting©️
  • Partial gilding
  • Ultra high fine detailed relief
  • Low mintage

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Article IDCK2101
CountryCook Islands
Face Value20 Dollars
Weight3 oz (93.3 g)
Diameter50 mm
QualityAntique Finish
Mintage333 pcs.
Scope of DeliveryCapsule, Box / Case, Certificate of Authenticity
Special FeaturesSmartminting©, Antique Finish, Coloured, Gold-plated

All coins in the Asian Mythology series

Find here a list of coins issued in the same series.