Double Your Fortune with Australia’s “Imperial Lion” Coin
More powerful than a fortune cookie, the mythological Pixiu is a creature so auspicious that people in China refer to it as the “Fortune Beast.” This lion-looking beast has the head of dragon, the body of a horse and the legs of a kylin. It also has the ability to fly — an important skill as it attempts to satisfy its insatiable appetite for gold, silver and jewels. A traditional Chinese symbol of fortune, happiness and wealth, the Pixiu is now the focus of a new bullion series from the Australia’s Perth Mint that seeks to add good fortune and wealth to your coin collection!
Truck in a full ounce of 99.99% pure silver, this legal-tender coin depicts a Pixiu pair sitting upon a mound of ancient Chinese coins. One grasps a ball and the other a Pixiu cub. According to Chinese mythology, the Pixiu possesses mystical powers that allow it to draw wealth from any and all directions. The Pixiu is also a common symbol found in ancient Chinese art and architecture where it is traditionally displayed in pairs. Perhaps the most famous pair is an imperial duo that can be seen in Beijing, China where they stand at the entrance to the Hall of Supreme Harmony in The Forbidden City.
Each 2020 Australia One-Ounce Silver Double Pixiu coin available here has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in near-perfect Mint State-69 (MS69) condition, a distinction that means these almost-flawless coins showcase impressive full strikes and indistinguishable imperfections — well above and beyond the quality of the vast majority of coins in the series. Plus, each coin also includes a security feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter within the design detectable only under a magnifying glass.
In addition, NGC has certified that these coins are First Releases (FR), a designation that means they were received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within the first 30 days of their release. Collectors seek out these coins because they are produced with new dies and considered to have sharper strikes and deeper mirrors than those that are struck later.
Just 50,000 of these coins will be struck for worldwide release and they are already sold out at the mint. Make sure good fortune is on your side and click one to your cart right now!
DESIGN ROOTED IN CHINESE MYTHOLOGY – This coin pays tribute to the Pixiu, a creature from Chinese mythology that has the head of a dragon and the body of a lion, the coin’s reverse depicts a Pixiu pair sitting upon a mound of ancient Chinese coins while the obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – Each Double Pixiu coin was truck in a full ounce of 99.99% pure silver and measure 40.9 mm in diameter.
LEGAL TENDER IN AUSTRALIA – These 2020 Australia One-Ounce Silver Double Pixiu coins are $1 legal tender in Australia.
NEAR-PERFECT UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your 2020 Australia One-Ounce Silver Double Pixiu coin has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) in near-perfect Mint State-69 (MS69) condition.
KEY FIRST RELEASES CERTIFICATION – NGC has certified that this coin is a First Releases (FR) coin, meaning that it was among the first struck by the mint and was verified within the first 30 days of issue.
SPECIAL SECURITY FEATURE – Each coin includes a security feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter within the design that is detectable only under a magnifying glass.
LIMITED WORLDWIDE RELEASE – The maximum worldwide limited edition for this coin has been set at just 50,000, and they are completely sold out at the mint.
A symbol of good fortune, the 2020 Australia One-Ounce Silver Double Pixiu is ready to spread its blessings of wealth upon your collection. Order yours today!