|Face Value currency||Shilling|
|Face Value number||1500|
|Dimensions||8,5 x 15 mm|
|Certificate of authenticity||yes|
Tanzania 2014 - 1500 Shilling - The Three Wise Monkeys - 0.5g LIMITED Gold Coin
Low Mintage, only 5.000 of these very special coins have been issued by Coin Invest Trust!
This gold coin is dedicated to animals and nature.
Everybody knows the symbol representing an Asian proverb: the three wise monkeys, covering their eyes, ears and mouth respectively. A coin from Tanzania, incorporating all the technical refinement of modern minting technology, invites collectors to ponder on the wisdom contained in this pictorial maxim. In Japan, the three wise monkeys represent a popular proverb: mizaru, kikazaru, iwazaru. To see (no evil), to hear (no evil), to speak (no evil). For those unfamiliar with eastern philosophy, this may indeed sound like a no to civil courage. And yet, the maxim means just the opposite. The proverb can be dated back to Chinese philosopher Confucius. About 2,500 years ago, he advocated benevolence and moral sense. Do not let yourself be influenced by evil, better even, avoid evil altogether in order not to be infected by it. This does not, however, imply you should look away when others need help, on the contrary! After all, the wellbeing of state and society were at the heart of Confucian philosophy.
The reverse depicts three monkeys crouching on a steel beam. The monkey on the left is covering his eyes, the one on the right his mouth and the one in the middle his ears. Engraved on the right is the coin theme, Three Wise Monkeys, below, the year of issue, 2014. The inscription on the bottom right indicates weight and gold content: 0.5 g Fine Gold .9999.
The coin’s obverse shows the coat of arms of Tanzania, the name of the issuing authority, Tanzania, and the nominal value, 1500 shillings.
The Three Wise Monkeys gold coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.