Niue – 2018 – 5 Dollar – Chinese Gods Mythology – Erlang Shen
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|Year of Issue||2018|
|Face Value||5 Dollars|
|Scope of Delivery||Box
The first coin in the series features Erlang Shen
(二郎神), the most powerful heavenly warrior
and a popular character in the popular novel
Journey to the West. He is widely known in the
Chinese Gods Mythology for his third eye, and
his celestial hound (啸天犬). Erlang Shen’s
iconic three-pointed, double-edge lance and
his warrior cloak are gilded in gold. He stands
in front of the grand heavenly gates in
preparation for a celestial battle.
The coin bears an ultra-high relief effect in
antique finishing that brings to life the
heavenly warrior’s awe.
The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley and is
legal tender in Niue. The coin is presented in a
matching thematic gift box.