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Mandala Art Series: 2016 Fiji Celtic Ultra High Relief 3 Oz. Silver Coin with Malachite Stone Inlay

The second coin in the Mandala Art Series, the Fiji 2016 10$ Mandala Art II – Celtic 3 oz. silver .999 antique finish coin, is now available on pre-order at First Coin Company (FCC). The price offered by FCC, includes local and international shipping. They will also refund any Customs charges that may apply.

2016 Fiji Celtic Ultra High Relief 3 Oz. Silver Coin Reverse

2016 Fiji Celtic Ultra High Relief 3 Oz. Silver Coin – Reverse

Mandala Art Series

The extremely low mintage .999 fine 3 oz. solid silver coins in this series feature Mandala art – a form of art that is said to exhibits radial balance (harmony and unity), although each mandala comes with unique meanings of its own.

Mandala art incorporates mandala, a circle that represents the universe. It has great ritual and spiritual significance, especially in religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism. These Indian religions, also classified as Eastern religions, all originated in the Indian subcontinent. These religions can be found throughout the world today.

Mandala art can get very complex, but beyond the outer circle, the basic form of a mandala is a square with four T-shaped gates that lead to an inner circle.

Here is to give you an idea of how mandala art is created…

Combination of Mandala and Celtic Art

The Fiji 2016 10$ Mandala Art II – Celtic 3 oz. Silver .999 antique finish silver coin seems to be a combination of mandala and Celtic art.

The latter, like the former, is difficult to fully define. This is what makes both exciting forms of art, especially when combined. Celtic art is in essence art that is associated with the Celts – people in Europe who speak the Celtic languages, including those ancients with an uncertain language, but who shared stylistics and cultural similarities with the former.

Malachite Stone

The Fiji 2016 10$ Mandala Art II – Celtic 3 oz. Silver .999 antique finish silver coin comes with an impressive Malachite stone inlay – an opaque, green banded mineral that normally forms deep underground (see image below).

Malachite Stone

Malachite Stone

Source of Image: Consciousjewelry.com

This mineral and/or stone, used as a mineral pigment in green paints up to the the 1800s, got its name from the Greek word “Μολοχίτης λίθος” (molochitis lithos). This Greek word means “mallow-green stone,” a name derived from the leaves of the Mallow plant – which closely resembles malachite.

Spiritual significance…

Malachite, a Stone of Transformation, is said to be both spiritually inviting – the inviting flow, movement and energy in its lines – and a stone that demands respect – opaque power and strength. Furthermore, it is praised for its ability heal on multiple levels, both physical and spiritual. It is said to stimulate the Life Force of both aura and body – drawing out all impurities – personifying the deep healing green of nature.

Other uses…

It serves various other uses since ancient times, but that is the scope of another work.

Fiji Celtic Mandala Art Series 3 Oz. Ultra High Relief Silver Coin – Obverse

2016 Fiji Celtic Ultra High Relief 3 Oz. Silver Coin Obverse

2016 Fiji Celtic Ultra High Relief 3 Oz. Silver Coin – Obverse

The obverse includes the coat of arms of the Republic of Fiji, an island country in the South Pacific Ocean, along with the following inscriptions: “FIJI 2016,” “3 oz,” “AG 999” and “10 DOLLARS.”

The coat of arms include the words:

“Rerevaka na Kalou ka doka na Tui”

[Translated: “Fear God and honour the Queen.”]

 Fiji 2016 10$ Mandala Art II – Celtic 3 oz. Silver .999 Antique Finish Coin – Reverse 

The reverse (see image at top of page) includes an impressive Mandala, Celtic art combination with a Malachite stone inlay in the center. This side includes no words or letters in terms of the inscriptions – the art work speaks for itself!

Antique Finish, Ultra High Relief, 3D Effect and High Silver Content

Besides the art itself, and the coat of arms and inscriptions mentioned, this ultra high relief (UHR) silver coin boasts a 3d effect and comes with manually and/or hand applied antique finish. It also comes packed with 3 oz. of .999 fine silver, which forms a nice protective value floor beyond the collector’s value of the coin.

Packaging and CoA

2016 Fiji Celtic Ultra High Relief 3 Oz. Silver Coin Packaging

2016 Fiji Celtic Ultra High Relief 3 Oz. Silver Coin – Packaging

Each coin comes seated in a luxurious black “MANDALA ART CELTIC” box with silver print along with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity (CoA). The serial number can also be found on the edge of the coin, which is certainly a nice value add.

Why should you be interested in the Fiji 2016 10$ Mandala Art II – Celtic 3 oz. Silver .999 Antique Finish Coin with Malachite Stone Inlay?

  • Miniature Work of Art: This coin features mandala art combined with Celtic art on its reverse, which makes it on more than one level, a miniature work of art.
  • Ultra High Relief with 3D Effect: The details really stand out on this ultra high relief coin with 3d effect.
  • Extremely Low Mintage: A maximum of only 500 of these coins will be minted and distributed worldwide.
  • Legal Tender: This coin is legal tender of “10 DOLLARS” (Fijian dollar). This for one means that its silver content, weight and purity are guaranteed by the government of the Republic of Fiji.
  • Antique Finish: The coin comes in an antique finish. This is the result of special treatment, leaving the coin with the appearance of an old, treasured coin – something that is highly sought after in the marketplace.
  • High Silver Content: This .999 fine silver coin comes packed with 3 oz. of silver. This creates a protective value floor beyond the collector’s value of the coin.
  • Luxurious Packaging: Each coin comes seated in a luxurious black “MANDALA ART CELTIC” box with silver print.
  • Individually Numbered CoA: Each coin comes with its very own individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity (CoA). The serial number can also be found on the edge of the coin.

Specs

Metal: 3 Troy oz of 99.9% pure silver

Finish: Antique

Diameter: 50 mm

Weight: 93.3 grams

Edge: Smooth

Denomination (FJD): $10

Year of Issue: 2016

Mintage: 999

Country of Issue: Fiji