• 100 Tenge 2017, Kazakhstan, The Well-Being Coin, Turtle
  • 100 Tenge 2017, Kazakhstan, The Well-Being Coin, Turtle
Description

The Well-Being Coin is an incredible coin showing the turtle as a symbol of prosperity, longevity and health. This talisman can attract good luck to the place where it’s located and helps to resolve some problems.

The coin has an unusual shape and is struck from 19,3 g silver 925 with a 20 g tantalum insert in the form and color of a tortoiseshell. A special place in the upper part of a coin supposed to create a perforation. It comes with a presentation box.

Date of issue: 29 August 2017

Obverse

Depicts a turtle with a tantalum core representing the animal's shell with the Lo Shu Square and nine figures in it surrounded by the coin name in 3 languages (Kazakh, Russian and English).

The well-being coin is based on two important interpretations of a symbol of a turtle in the Chinese mythology. The first reading is a turtle as a symbol of longevity, good luck and wellbeing. The second is a legend of a magic Lo Shu Square with its powerful protective force.

Lo Shu Square, or the Nine Halls Diagram, is the unique normal magic square of order three (every normal magic square of order three is obtained from the Lo Shu by rotation or reflection). Lo Shu is part of the legacy of the most ancient Chinese mathematical and divinatory traditions, and is an important emblem in Feng Shui, the art of geomancy concerned with the placement of objects in relation to the flow of qi "natural energy".

The odd and even numbers alternate in the periphery of the Lo Shu pattern; the 4 even numbers are at the four corners, and the 5 odd numbers (outnumbering the even numbers by one) form a cross in the center of the square. The sums in each of the 3 rows, in each of the 3 columns, and in both diagonals, are all 15 (the number of days in each of the 24 cycles of the Chinese solar year).

4 9 2
3 5 7
8 1 6
ИГІЛІК МОНЕТАСЫ • МОНЕТА БЛАГОПОЛУЧИЯ • THE WELL-BEING COIN

Reverse

Face value at center on the tantalum core, at the top the logo of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan and elements of national ornament are depicted. Inscriptions contain the issuing country in two languages (Kazakh and English), fineness and year of issue.

100
ТЕҢГЕ
2017 Ag 925 19.3g Ta20,0g
ҚАЗАҚСТАН РЕСПУБЛИКАСЫ • REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Silver
Center Tantalum
Weight 39.3 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Width -
Height -
Thickness -
Shape odd (fan)
Alignment Medal
Mint
Mint of Poland

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