The first coin of the new series "Chinese Heroes" features Guan Yu. He is one of the most famous historical figures of ancient China. He lived from 162 to 219 B.C. He was an outstanding general, showing courage, honesty and wisdom. He was famous for his extraordinary loyalty.
He was worshiped by the Chinese to this meeting, that after his death he was proclaimed a god. He is still venerated today, especially in southern China. Figures with his figure are found in most Chinese homes.
The coin was struck from two ounces of fine silver. The high relief perfectly shows all details of the elaborate design. The reverse of the coin shows a warrior fighting demons. His characteristic weapon was gilded.
The obverse of the coin is decorated with beautiful Chinese ornaments.
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