Mongolia – 2022 – 2000 Togrog – Vairochana Buddha (Mandala) / Archeology & Symbolism Series GILDED
€ 799.95This item will be released on April 28, 2023.
5th coin in the Archeology & Symbolism series. Now with even better Smartminting relief!
Available for pre-ordering
|Year of Issue||2022|
|Face Value||2000 Togrog|
|Weight||3 oz (93.3 grams)|
|Quality||Gilded silk finish|
|Scope of Delivery||Box
|Special features||Ultra high relief Smartminting, ultra-detailed|
The Vairochana Buddha Mandala coin is the 9th issue in the ‘Archeology & Symbolism’ series. Taking advantage of the enhanced ultra-high relief Smartminting©️ technology puts the artwork in a completely new perspective. The coin has an antique finish (or silk finish for the gilded) and is struck on a huge 3 oz pure .999 silver 65mm blank in the highest quality possible. It has a limited mintage of only 333 pcs antiqued (plus 111 pcs gilded, and 111 pcs antiqued with color). The coin comes in a beautiful box with a Certificate of Authenticity. Get the 9th edition of this series now at your local modern coin dealer before it gets sold out as all previous issues did.
The reverse of the coin depicts the Mandala of Tattvasamgraha Tantra, with Buddhist Vairochana in the center and inscription: “Vairochana Buddha – Tattvasamgraha Tantra” (the name) and “2022” (the year of issue). It has ultra-high relief and interesting small details of the original Mandala of Vairochana.
The obverse side of the coin depicts the standard Coat of Arms of Mongolia with circles and with the inscriptions: “MONGOLIA” (the issuing country), “2000 TOGROG” (the face value) and “3oz .999 SILVER” (the weight and the fineness of the Silver).
Vairochana (also Vairocana) is called the Sun Buddha (in Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism teachings) and is the Primoridial Buddha and sits in the central place of the Five Wisdom Buddhas mandala surrounded by the four other Wisdom Buddhas who sit at the cardinal points. The Five Wisdom Buddhas arose during the Mahayana development in India and were taken up by Tantric Buddhism.
Vairocana Buddha is first introduced in the Brahmajala Sutra:
Now, I, Vairocana Buddha am sitting atop a lotus pedestal; On a thousand flowers surrounding me are a thousand Sakyamuni Buddhas. Each flower supports a hundred million worlds; in each world a Sakyamuni Buddha appears. All are seated beneath a Bodhi-tree, all simultaneously attain Buddhahood. All these innumerable Buddhas have Vairocana as their original body.