The most important of the traditional Chinese holidays, the Chinese New Year (also known as the Chinese Lunar New Year) has become a much-celebrated event not only in China but in countries around the world. Beginning on the first day of the first month of the traditional Chinese calendar, the Festival of the New Year is a centuries-old celebration that includes red decorations, presents, food, clothing and cooperative family preparations for luck and good fortune in the upcoming year. This year, 2015, is the Year of the Goat in the traditional Chinese calendar.
In celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year, APMEX offers Year of the Goat Lunar Coins and Chinese Panda Coins that commemorate this annual event in the Chinese calendar. First, the Lunar Coins are a great addition to any coin collection since the theme of the coin’s design draws its inspiration from China’s ancient Lunar Calendar, whose stories indicate that the 12 animals in the calendar have a profound influence over those born under their “rule.” Offered in both Gold and Silver, the Year of the Goat Lunar Coins commemorate the Goat’s place in the lunar calendar.
In addition to the Lunar Coins, the Gold Panda Coins are likewise perfect emblems of the Chinese New Year celebration. The unique, aesthetic nature of the Chinese Panda Coin makes it a particular favorite to coin collectors around the world. The obverse designs of the standard Chinese Gold and Silver Coins depict the image of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest of the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, a famous example of classic Chinese architecture. The reverse designs depict the panda, China’s rare and well-known animal, as the main motif. Each Panda has a unique style, with a design that changes every year.
Honoring this momentous occasion, the Lunar Coins and Chinese Panda Coins are a great way to participate in the Festival of the New Year. Buy your Gold and Silver Lunar Coins and Chinese Panda Coins from APMEX to participate in the celebration of the Chinese New Year and an ancient Chinese tradition.