Diwali is an ancient five day Hindu ‘festival of lights’. Celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and some Buddhists around the world, it is considered one of the happiest holidays in India and Nepal.
The main theme of the festival is the triumph of light over darkness, goodness over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.
During Diwali Ganesha is revered as the deity of intellect, the patron of arts and sciences, and remover of obstacles. He is worshipped with Lakshmi to welcome wisdom along with wealth.
Ganesha is typically portrayed with the head of an elephant, a rotund belly and four arms. He is often depicted holding an axe to cut down ignorance and a lotus flower, the symbol of enlightenment, with a rat or mouse at his feet.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1g of 99.99% pure gold, each coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.
The Perth Mint has set the 2018 Diwali Festival 1g Gold Coin as a unlimited mintage coin.
The reverse of the 1g gold coin features a representation of Ganesha holding a lotus flower and an ornamental axe
The 1g gold coin is presented in a card showing the coin’s reverse and obverse, with room to write a message when the card is opened.