Macau, a former Portuguese colony and both the first and last European of China is where East meets West. The lunar coin series (2008-2019) issued by the Monetary Authority of Macau and minted by the Singapore Mint.
An elegantly placed snake over a vibrant display of golden cymbidium ensifolium orchids are featured on the obverse side of the coin, accentuating the contrast between the snake's sparkling sheen and the bright colors of the flowers.
The reverse side of the coin features the Ruins of St. Paul's, in the Historic Center of Macau, which is listed as a UNESCO world Heritage Site. The Ruins of St. Paul's is what remains of the Cathedral of St. Paul and St. Paul's College which were built in 1602, in dedication to Saint Paul the Apostle.