LAUGHING BUDDHA Symbols of Feng Shui Silver Coin 500 Franks Cameroon 2017

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LAUGHING BUDDHA Symbols of Feng Shui Silver Coin 500 Franks Cameroon 2017
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This beautiful Silver coin is dedicated to luck and features an incredible Laughing Buddha or Budai, a popular Asian symbol of luck, wealth and prosperity. The coin has a beautiful decorations, has a square cut-out in the middle in Proof quality.

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The reverse of the coin depicts beautiful decorations and a very detailed and finely coloured Laughing Buddha on the right side. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscription: “Good Fortune” – a good auspicious. On the left, the inscription: “福” – the Chinese character for good fortune. The obverse of the coin follows the same design pattern of the reverse and the inscriptions: “REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN” – the issuing country, “500 FRANCS CF” – the face value and “2017” – the year of issue.

Shakyamuni Buddha
In 563 or 566 B.C.E., a prince was born to a noble family of the Shakya clan, in a very beautiful park called Lumbini Grove, which lay in the foothills of the Himalayas (in present-day southern Nepal). This beautiful park was not far from the capital city of the Shakya kingdom, Kapilavastu. The prince’s father, King Shuddhodana, named his son Siddhartha. He was a member of the Kshatriya, or royal warrior caste, and his clan lineage, the Gautamas, was ancient and pure. His mother was Mahamaya or Mayadevi, daughter of a powerful Shakya noble, Suprabuddha. Before the conception of Siddhartha, Queen Mahamaya dreamed that a white elephant, extraordinary and utterly beautiful, entered her body. Soon after the birth, soothsayers predicted that the young prince would become either a Chakravartin, a universal monarch, or an “awakened one,” a buddha. So from the very beginning of his birth, he showed signs of perfection. Seeing that what he had achieved was not possible to communicate directly, he remained silent for seven weeks. Buddha gave his first discourse in Deer Park in Benares, which is known as “the first turning of the wheel of dharma.” In this discourse, he taught the four noble truths, the interdependent nature, and the law of karma, at the request of Indra and Brahma. 

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Country
Cameroon
Year of Issue
2016
Denomination
500 Francs 
Metal
Silver 
Fineness 
999/1000
Mintage (pcs)
999
Weight (g)
14.14
Diameter (mm)
32 mm
Quality
Proof
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Package type  Yes comes in a stylized crimson pouch
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