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Mythical Creatures coin series: Werewolf released

Posted in Blog, Coins, Design, Illustration

In tune with this month’s Halloween theme, the fourth release in the Mythical Creatures coin series has been released. The coin features werewolf prowling in a forest and is struck in 1oz of pure silver. The series was designed an illustrated by myself on behalf of Coin Club Australia.

The previous releases so far include the griffinthe unicorn and the phoenix. The final release will be a dragon and is due to be released in January 2014.

The signed editions of the coins are already sold out but the regular editions are still available from Coin Club.


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

The coin’s reverse portrays a coloured werewolf fiercely prowling within a dense forest background beneath a full moon. A medieval style banner displays a silhouette of a werewolf and the monetary denomination, with the inscription ‘werewolf’ 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.

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.

Originally a fabled creature in European folklore, the werewolf is believed to be a human who had the ability to transform into a wolf or wolf hybrid, either purposefully or by the use of magic. According to legend, the metamorphosis from human to beast was commonly associated with the appearance of a full moon. In its animal form, the werewolf possessed exceptional strength, speed and acute senses, far beyond that of a man or a wolf.


  • Griffin
  • Unicorn
  • Phoenix
  • Werewolf
  • Dragon

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


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


  1. Another great piece in the series Elise!! You really need to start offering prints/litho’s of your work, could take off…

    • Thanks Glenn! I’m glad you like it.

      I’d love to create limited run prints …one of these days 🙂

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