2018 $5 Nuie - 2oz 999 Silver - ERLANG SHEN - 1st in Series, Chinese Mythology
- A RARE Find in North America
- Mintage only 500
- 2oz 999 Silver Coin - Antiqued with
- Each Coin Serial Numbered (low Number, will be in first 75 of mintage)
- 40mm rimless
- Comes with Inner and Outer box, Capsule and Numbered COA
This 2 Oz Silver coin is the first release in the new “Chinese Mythology” series, dedicated to the Chinese legendary gods. In this edition – Erlang Shen with his Celestial Hound. The coin presents wonderful and detailed Relief with selective Gold plating and Antique Finish.
Erlang Shen or Erlang is a Chinese God with a third truth-seeing eye in the middle of his forehead. Er-lang Shen may be a deified version of several semi-mythical folk heroes who help regulate China's torrential floods, dating variously from the Qin, Sui and Jin dynasties. A later Buddhist source identify him as the second son of the Northern Heavenly King Vaishravana. In the Ming semi-mythical novels Creation of the Gods and Journey to the West Erlang Shen is the nephew of the Jade Emperor.