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China Dragon Phoenix Amulet
China Dragon Phoenix Amulet

Thanks to a terrific web site by Bob Reis of Raliegh, NC, you probably have a Yin and Yang Chinese Amulet or charm, produced to look like an old Chinese cash coin. The designation for this dragon and phoenix piece is Zhou Yuan Tong Bao.

Bob's piece pictured sold for about $100 US dollars. It is in good shape and is an original amulet. Yours may be the real thing, or a modern reproduction like the one in our secondary picture (from Mystic Awakening), worth a few US dollars.

CoinQuest thanks Bob Reis for the use of his image. It certainly is an interesting coin.

According to SmilingBamboo.com,

'The imperial dragon and the royal phoenix are one of the most important celestial animals in Feng Shui. They are known as the perfect harmonious combination of yin (phoenix) and yang (dragon). The dragon phoenix coin invites love, marital happiness and passion. It is also the perfect item for the bachelor or bachelorette. The dragon/phoenix combination is frequently found in restaurants, bedrooms of the newly wed, and anywhere there is a unity or joint venture of two parties.'

Other coins from China appear at this link. You can see a similar coin with two dragons (no phoenix) at this link. A modern dragon/phoenix coin appears here.

Coin: 1102 , Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: hubcap, Sun, 23-Aug-2009 22:56:57 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Sat, 02-Nov-2013 02:14:40 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal OK, Sun, 28-Apr-2013 18:40:19 GMT
Requester description: round with square hole one side has four symbols one on each side of the hole other side has a dragon and a bird of some sort looking at a sun it looks to be
Tags: china dragon phoenix amulet dragons square hole one four symbols symbol bird sort sun ones symbles symbal simbol symbels symobols simble sorts sunset chinese zhou yaun tong bao chin chine chian chineese

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