This coin is a replica of the one that"s designed and circulated during the Ming Dynasty.
It looks weird, I know.
It actually looks more like a lock in the olden days.
It was specifically made to magnify windfall and speculative luck.
I am sure you have seen this coin from your visits in your local China Town knick knacks and trinket stores.
On the Yang or obverse side of the coin has the Chinese characters that indicate inchAN OUNCE OF GOLD inch.
The Yin or reverse side indicates inchBIG LEAP OF ADVANCEMENT MADE BY THE HORSE inch.
It was originally meant to boost speculative luck in gambling specifically in the race tracks.
New Age Feng Shui practitioners however, frown upon the use of talismans such as this for gambling purposes.
In modern times, speculative luck does not only refer to gambling in the horse tracks.
It also refers to investments in stocks, bonds, placements, and other types of speculation.
As such, New Age Feng Shui practitioners utilize this coin talisman to magnify chances of success in these risky businesses.
What they do is that they place this coin in the envelopes or folders containing their investment papers.
Since the coin is considered a inchlock inch coin, it is used as a vital ingredient in wealth vases.
It has been believed that wealth vases are ancient secret tools of wealthy Chinese families.
They put inside vases auspicious items that signifies wealth such as coins, jewels, jewelry, gold bars, and inchrepresentation inch of other prized possessions.
It is further believed that the wealth vase attracts serious wealth.
In order for the wealth that"s attracted by the wealth vase to stay in the family for generations, the wealth vase is symbolically locked by the nanbu lock coin.
The nanbu lock coin by itself is considered as a magnet of good fortune.
Some practitioners display the coin in the SOUTHEAST corner of the house as this sector represents the WEALTH sector according to the 8 Mansions Theory.
It can also be displayed in the personal SUCCESS or LIFE GIVING sector of a person based on the individual"s LIFE GUA or KUA.
New Age Feng Shui practitioners hang the coin on the main door"s knob to attract good fortune to enter the house and lock it once inside the house.
The same concept is used in business premises.
Some also place this coin talisman inside cash registers, cash boxes, safe, wallets, bags, or under the pillow.
The coin has a hole on top so you insert a red tie if you wish to hang it anywhere in the house or in your car.