The 8 Protectors are a group of 8 Buddhist deities that serve as the protectors of the 12 zodiac animals it is associated with along with the people born in that animal year. Among the eight, four guards the four cardinal directions while the other four guard the four semi-directions. Starting the series is The Goddess of Mercy with One Thousand Hands. The Goddess of Mercy with One Thousand Hands, who protects the Rat of the zodiacs, is often worshipped and prayed to for avoiding illness, eye problems, and blindness. The different objects held in the deity hands are tools of salvation and symbolizes the diversity of the deity’s many salvific roles.
The 5 oz fine-silver coin is struck in a new minting technique that combines 28.5 oz of copper in between two layers of fine-silver resulting in super ultra-high relief while being topped off with silver antique finishing. The technique allows the coin to have an incredible weight and feel in the hand together with its 120mm diameter size. The collectible highlights the bodhisattva as the focal point on the reverse with many of the thousand hands with title surrounding the character. While the obverse features a “bagua/8 symbols” with a wheel of 12 zodiac animals, with the Rat highlighted as the animal the bodhisattva is protecting in the year 2020, finished with a round shaped yin-yang as the backdrop for the legal tender.
The collectible coin will come together with the Certificate of Authenticity which its serial number will continue to run from the previous series, along with a themed box specially designed for by Order of the Spectres.
The collectible coin comes together with a specially designed certificate of authenticity where its serial number will continue to run from the previous series. The collectible coin and certificate are enclosed in a carefully thought-out thematic packaging box, designed and filled with details (not shown in mock-up) that will surely enhance the buying and unboxing experience for all collectors. All by Order of the Spectres.
Metal: 999 Ag, 999 Cu
Weight: 5 oz Ag 28.5 oz Cu
Size: 120 mm (Diameter)
Finish: Antique with Ultra High Relief
Face Value: 10 Dollars
Year of Issue: 2020
Mintages: 199 pcs Worldwides