Tuvalu 2023 $5 Fu Lu Shou 5oz .9999 Antique Silver Perth Mint

  • 99.99% pure silver
  • 5oz Rimless Antiqued Coin
  • Tuvalu legal tender
  • Extremely limited mintage of 388
  • Beautiful presentation packaging
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

In traditional Chinese culture, Fu, Lu and Shou represent the gods of three auspicious heavenly bodies. Collectively known as Sanxing, or Three Stars, their human forms have been portrayed by artists since the Ming Dynasty in a variety of media, including paintings, stone, porcelain and woodblock prints celebrating New Year. Prominently displayed in many homes, from the Imperial Palace to the peasant’s hut, the figures embody attributes considered essential to personal happiness – prosperity,and longevity. The coin portrays coloured images of Fu, Lu and Shou. Embodying prosperity, Fu is represented as a treasury official holding a salver of boat-shaped gold ingots known as sycee, used as currency in Imperial China.

Embodying success, Lu is represented as a court mandarin clutching a scroll, symbolising the announcement of a promotion in rank. Embodying longevity, Shou is represented as a wise old man with a high forehead who is smiling on happy children, who represent one path to prosperity. The design includes an intricate background composition comprising many motifs auspicious in Chinese culture, including bats, clouds, peonies, a deer, and a crane. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II supplemented with the dates of her reign ‘1952-2022’ is portrayed on the coin’s obverse, which also includes its purity, weight, denomination, and 2023 year-date. No more than 388 of the Fu Lu Shou 2023 5oz Silver Antiqued Coloured Coin will be released. PRESENTATION Each coin is housed in a classic display case within an illustrated shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.


Silver Content (Troy oz) 5

Monetary Denomination (TVD) 5

Fineness (% purity) 99.99

Minimum Gross Weight (g) 155.533

Maximum Diameter (mm) 55.90

Maximum Thickness (mm) 7.50

Maximum Mintage 388 Designer Ing Ing Jong