The Craft of Minting
Meticulously Crafted by the World's Most Skilled Artisans and Minters
The painstaking process of creating each Chinese Lunar New Year Medallion is even more complex and more demanding than the process by which the most prestigious mints create the world's finest silver and gold coins.
When the craftsmen are satisfied that the steel master die is flawless, only then is it placed into a massive proofing press. Polished .999 fine silver blanks are carefully placed by hand into the press and are struck one-at-a-time to create proof-like silver Medallions.
Each Medallion is then generously layered in 24-karat gold and colorized to the world's highest standards. Finally, each Medallion is protectively lacquered to preserve the proof finish and safeguard the colorized images. The result is a collection of impressive masterpieces that boldly captures the excitement and mystique of the Chinese Lunar New Year!