Buddhism is one of the three major religions in the world, originated from ancient India some time between the 6th century and 5th century BCE. In 3rd century BCE, it was recognized as the national religion of Indian Empire by Ashoka the Great. Buddhism was spread to China during the Han Dynasty, and integrated then after with Chinese philosophies of Confucian and Taoism, which has affected the political values, philosophical thoughts, literary and artistic developments of China, and has become an inseparable part of the Chinese culture.
Gautama Buddha is the founder of Buddhism, who was born into a royal Hindu family of the Shakya clan. At the age of 29, he attempted to overcome aging, sickness, and death by becoming an ascetic. He was famously known to have attained Enlightenment during sitting under the Bodhi Tree.
On obverse side of the Gautama Buddha commemorative medal features the portrait of Gautama Buddha, whereon the reverse depicts the designs of Bodhi Tree, and "Namo Gautama Buddha" in Chinese.
The medal is proof in quality, and up to standard as to its fineness and wright. Each pear-shaped medal contains 3 gram of fine platinum which is 99.9% in fineness, and comes a Rhodium plated outer ring with packaging box and certificate. Worldwide mintage: 60,000 pieces.