CIT 2017 Laughing Buddha 0.5g Gold
The Laughing Buddha, brings good luck, contentment and abundance in one’s life. It depicts plenitude of whatever one wishes for – be it wealth, happiness or satisfaction. Usually depicted as a stout, laughing bald man with an overtly exposed pot-belly stomach, laughing Buddha or celestial Buddha is better known as Hotei or Pu-Tai. It is said that his appearance comes from a Buddhist Zen monk who lived over 1000 years ago. His protruding stomach and jolly smile earned him this name.
Did you know
- The Budai is a depiction of Maltreya, the future Buddha, successor to the present day Buddha. In Europe and the Americas, however, Budai and Buddha are often not differentiated.
- The sitting posture of Buddha is considered to be that of love and it symbolises balance of thoughts and tranquillity.
- Metal: 999 Gold
- Weight: 0.5 grams
- Year of Issue: 2017
- Mintage Limit: 15000
- Finish: BU
- Minted by CIT (Coin Invest Trust) under the issuing authority of Palau
This charming Laughing Buddha struck in a stylized relief now measures 13.92 mm, instead of the usual 11 mm thanks to Big Gold Minting technology.
The obverse displays the coat of arms of the issuing state below an outrigger canoe. Above, the inscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU, below, the nominal value.
This collector’s coin is rounded off with a capsule in a standard CIT wooden box with gold outer shipper. A certificate of authenticity is enclosed.