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!
Struck in two full ounces of 99.99% pure silver, this legal-tender coin features stunning High Relief detail that 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 Two-Ounce Silver Double Pixiu coin available here has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in near-perfect Proof-70 (PF70) 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.
In addition, NGC has certified that these proofs are First Day of Issue (FDI) coins, a designation that means they were received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository by the release date or on the business day within 24 hours of the official release date. 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 1,000 of these proof coins will be struck for worldwide release. 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.
STUNNING HIGH RELIEF DETAIL – These magnificent proof coins were struck in stunning high relief to showcase every design element in deep detail.
STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – Each Double Pixiu coin was truck in two full ounces of 99.99% pure silver and measure 40.69 mm in diameter.
LEGAL TENDER IN AUSTRALIA – These 2020 Australia Two-Ounce Silver Double Pixiu coins are $2 legal tender in Australia.
NEAR-PERFECT UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your 2020 Australia Two-Ounce Silver Double Pixiu coin has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) in near-perfect Proof-70 (PF70) condition.
KEY FIRST DAY OF ISSUE CERTIFICATION – NGC has certified that this proof is a First Day of Issue (FDI) coin, independent authentication that your coin was released by the mint during the premier day of the series’ issue.
LIMITED WORLDWIDE RELEASE – The maximum worldwide limited edition for this coin has been set at just 1,000.
A symbol of good fortune, the 2020 Australia Two-Ounce Silver Double Pixiu High Relief Proof is ready to spread its blessings of wealth upon your collection. Order yours today!