2008 Beijing Gold Fuwa Olympic Coins

Lend support to your home country with the purchase of 2008 Beijing Gold Fuwa Olympic coins. Do not let this historic event pass by without investing in a piece of history. The 2008 Beijing Olympics set to begin, 08-08-08. In Chinese folklore, the number eight stands for prosperity, fortune, and wealth.

The Olympic torch has finally made its way to Beijing after being a dream of the Chinese people for a hundred years. You can commemorate this extraordinary feat with hard to find set of Fuwa- Official 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Mascots- gold coins. The precious coins are encased in original protection boxes. A great addition to any rare coin collection.

The Fuwa are seen as good-luck dolls in Chinese. The adorable creations are in the colors of the five Olympic rings. Each of Fuwa has a rhyming two-syllable name, a traditional way of expressing affection for children in China.

Beibei represents the fish and the sea, carrying the blessing of prosperity. A fish is known to be gentle and pure. Strong in water sports, she reflects the blue Olympic ring.

Jingjing- the panda- makes everyone smile, bringing the blessing of happiness. A Chinese national symbol, people everywhere adore pandas. The lotus designs in Jingjing's headdress, symbolize the forest and the relationship between man and nature. He represents the black Olympic ring and is noted for his strength.

Huanhuan stands for the Olympic flame, and undying spirit. He inspires all with the passion to run faster, jump higher, and be stronger. The fiery designs of his head ornament are drawn from the famed Dunhuang murals, with a touch of China's traditional lucky designs. Huanhuan represents the red Olympic ring.

Yingying symbolizes the Tibetan antelope, and carries the blessing of health. The selection of the Tibetan antelope reflects Beijing's commitment to a Green Olympics. Strong in track and field events, Yingying is a quick and agile boy who represents the yellow Olympic ring.

Nini is as innocent and joyful as a swallow. She excels in gymnastics and represents the green Olympic ring. Nini brings the blessing of good luck.

The names of the Fuwa brought together form the sentence Bei jing huan ying ni, which spells out "Welcome to Beijing".

The first Olympic coins were made to commemorate the Olympic Games of Helsinki in 1952. Olympic coins represent the spirit, art, culture, and country of the host nation and city. Everywhere in China is getting a new look in preparation for the Olympic Games. Here is your opportunity to join in the excitement.

You may not be taking home a Gold Medal in the Olympic Games but there is nothing standing in your way of being a proud owner of limited edition 2008 Beijing Gold Fuwa Olympic coins.

These coins have a true value as they are made of gold, a metal that has proven its worth in the commodities market and continues to increase in value. All quality coins bear the date "2008", and feature the emblem of the Beijing Olympic Games. Considering the population of China and the number of coin collectors around the world, that these will be in high demand is an understatement.

Source by Amy Bew

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