Considered as one of the greatest Bodhisattvas, Manjusri is the crown prince of Buddhist teachings. When loosely translated from Sanskrit, ‘Manju’ means ‘beautiful, charming, pleasant’ and ‘Sri’ means ‘light, brilliance, glory.’ Manjusri is hence also known as ‘Gentle Prince’ because of his intuitive wisdom and reverence as an enlightened being.
The reverse of the coin features Manjusri with his flaming sword in hand, which he uses to cut and dispel the darkness of ignorance and false perceptions. He rides a lion atop a lotus leaf, symbolising his fearless nature because of his pure wisdom. The lotus flower blooming in his left hand is chosen to mark how he has attained complete realisation and enlightenment. It also signifies the total removal of all undesirable thoughts and worldly troubles. On the obverse, the Taoist symbol of ba gua lies in unison with the zodiac wheel, whereby Manjusri is the guardian of the Rabbit zodiac animal.
The coin is struck in a new minting technique called “Bi-Metal Reverse”, which combines 5oz of silver as the base layer together with a top layer of 28.5oz of copper. This results in a super ultra-high relief that is matched with an antiqued silver finishing after.
．Each coin contains 5oz of 99.9% fine Silver
．Limited mintage of 199 sets worldwide
．Produced in high-relief, features the “Manjusri”, the crown prince of Buddhist teachings