Cambodia - The Next Coin In The 7 Wonders of the World Series!
Panda America is happy to announce that we have received the next group of coins in Cambodia's extremely popular 7 Wonders of the Worlds Series. Produced by the Singapore Mint under the authorization of the National Bank of Cambodia. The 2008 issues come in 3 different designs: a 1/25th oz gold coin, a 20 gram silver colored coin, and the standard hologram gold and silver coins that has represented this Series since 2001. Special Feature: Dynamic Hologram Effect. Here are the themes for the upcoming coins:
Borobudur, one of the most magnificent and largest Buddhist monuments in the world, is located on the island of Java in Indonesia. It was built at the end of the 9th century by the Hindu kings of the Sailendra Dynasty, occupying a unique position in the architectural record of Indonesia's Hindu Buddhist past. Borobudur's figure reliefs, decorated panels and sculptures are truly one of the wonders of the world, making Borobudur one of those rare places where the compassionate, artstic beauty of mankind's nature can be experienced. It is a place where the centre of calmness and peace which us all can be felt, and a symbol of the imagination and sincerity of the human race. Borobudur consists of a huge pyramid with a base measuring 120 meters square and a height of 35 meters, with hundreds of wonderfully detailed statues and sculptures, representing Buddhist teachings mixed with images of Javanese life of a thousand years ago.
Almost all of the islands of Indonesia have their own dance styles, and among them, the Balinese Dance is one of the most beautiful dances to behold! For the Balinese, art is part and parcel of their life. They are a naturally talented and creative people, with a strong artistic tradition. "Legong" is one of Bali’s most exquisite dance forms. It is the most classical of all Balinese dances and is often said to be the finest among all. The name derives from "Leg" meaning "elegant movement" and "Gong" for the music. Dating back to almost 200 years ago, the girl in the dance symbolizes divine celestial angels. They are dressed from head to foot in silk overlaid with glittering gold leafs and on their heads, they wear great helmets of gold ornamented with rows of fresh frangipani blossoms. This traditional dance is performed in precise steps and movements of the head, shoulders, body and eyes. Dances in Bali are not only an expression of devotion to the gods, or mere entertainment, but also a way of instilling cultural values on each of its generation. This integration of arts into Balinese daily life is one of the fascinating facets of this unique and beautiful culture.
While this is the 2008 issue available in the Cambodian 7 Wonders of the World Series, we have many of the other years and coins available from the Series, including the Great Wall of China, Angkor Wat, Pyramids of Egypt, Taj Mahal, and Roman Coliseum. Call Panda America today at 1-800-472-6327 or visit our website at www.PandaAmerica.com