The Dragon and Phoenix series forms a set of seven coins, with three gold and three silver issued in 1990, followed by a single bi-metallic Dragon and Phoenix coin released in 1994. The stunning and graceful design on the reverse face is a visual embodiment of one of China’s best known philosophical principles: the Yinyang. These two mythical and powerful creatures hold important places in Chinese culture and are traditionally seen depicted together, bringing balance and harmony by combining the opposing energies of the Yin and Yang. The dragon symbolizes strength, power, and masculinity, while the phoenix represents prosperity, grace, and femininity. These highly symbolic coins are truly works of art, not only in the beauty of the original painting, but also in the skill and craftsmanship in rendering that original design onto the metallic coin face.