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.
Guanyin is the Chinese name of Avalokitesvara, originally depicted as a make bodhisattva, the enlightened existence or being in Buddhism. Folklores and traditions in China have added many special characteristics and legends to Guanyin, including being worshipped as a female, thus also known as Goddess of Marcy and Compassion. Chinese people are convinced that one can received good blessing by carrying figurine of Guanyin.
The obverse of the Guanyin Bodhisattva commemorative medal features the portrait of Guanyin Bodhisattva. The reverse depicts the design of Bodhi Tree, and "Namo Guanyin Bodhisattva" 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.