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Mythical Creatures coin series: Unicorn released

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The second release in the Mythical Creatures coin series has been released, this time it features the magnificent equine creature that is the unicorn!

Since becoming part time Production Manager for Coin Club Australia in addition to designing the coins and packaging, I am now also overseeing the production and wholesale of all Coin Club projects. I’m still freelancing as well, so these are exciting (and busy) times indeed.

In a previous post about the griffin I mentioned the possibility of a small number of signed edition coins. These are now available through the Coin Club website and through Coin Club distributors. Only 50 of each release of the Mythical Creatures series will ever be signed, if you are interested you can purchase them here and here.

Mythical Creatures silver coin series coin reverse

Mythical Creatures silver coin series coin obverse Mythical Creatures silver coin series case and packagingMythical Creatures silver coin series coin reverse photograph

Mythical Creatures silver coin series postcard

 Below is some more information on this design from the Coin Club website:

DESIGN
The coin’s reverse portrays a coloured unicorn, against the backdrop of a forest scene and castle. A medieval style banner displays a silhouette of a unicorn and the monetary denomination, with the inscription ‘unicorn’ 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.

UNICORN
The unicorn is a mythical creature of European folklore that resembles a white horse with distinguishing goat-like features. The legendary animal bears a small beard, feathered hooves and a long, slender, spiraling horn which grows from its forehead. It is believed that the horn of a unicorn possesses both magical and medicinal properties. As a symbol of purity, grace, wisdom and power, the enchanted beast was well represented in art and heraldry throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

ALL MYTHICAL CREATURES RELEASES

  • Griffin
  • Unicorn
  • Phoenix
  • Werewolf
  • Dragon

ABOUT UNICEF-AUSTRALIA
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

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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

 

2 Comments

  1. The unicorn on the coin is very beautiful a I love the design and colors you have used in the packaging. Looks great.

    • Thanks mum 😉 I will have to send you one of the postcards!

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