The third release in the Mythical Creatures coin series has been released today, this time featuring the fiery feathered bird of legend: the phoenix!
Below is some more information on this design from the Coin Club website:
The coin’s reverse portrays a coloured phoenix rising up from flames of fire. A medieval style banner displays a silhouette of a phoenix and the monetary denomination, with the inscription ‘phoenix’ featured on a scroll at the base of the design.
The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2013 year-date.
MYTHICAL CREATURES SERIES
This beautiful series focuses on and showcases five mythical creatures. This coin program will raise a sum of $25,000 as charity funds for UNICEF-Australia. Struck by The Perth Mint on behalf of Coin Club Australia from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.
In ancient Greek and Egyptian mythology, the phoenix is a bird believed to be connected to the sun. Tradition tells that only one phoenix is alive at any one time, with the majestic creature reincarnating itself from fire and arising from the ashes of its predecessor. Thought to symbolise renewal and being a friend to humans, scholars have observed similar creatures across many cultures throughout the ages.
ALL MYTHICAL CREATURES RELEASES
UNICEF works around the world to promote and protect the rights of children. UNICEF contributes to their well being in over 150 countries, through programs that help them survive and thrive to adulthood, and that provide essential medicines, vaccines, educational, health and emergency supplies. UNICEF in Australia works to educate the Australian public, children and young people about global development issues affecting children and advocates for the rights of all children in Australia with the aim to achieve equity and rights for all. To find out more about UNICEF-Australia or to make a further donation, please visit www.unicef.org.au
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||1|
|Monetary Denomination (TVD)||1|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.9|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||31.135|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||40.60|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||4.00|
|Coin Designer||Elise Martinson|