2020 2 oz Australia Guardian Lions (Double Pixiu) .9999 Gold High Relief Proof Coin (NGC PF70 First Day of Issue)
We are excited to release this 2oz gold proof high relief coin featuring an ancient Chinese symbol of fortune, happiness and wealth, the Guardian Lions (Double Pixiu).
The Pixiu is a mythological creature with the head of a dragon and the body of a lion and is believed to have an insatiable appetite for gold, silver and jewels which affords it mystical powers capable of drawing wealth from all directions. The Pixiu is a common symbol found in ancient Chinese art and architecture where it is traditionally
displayed in pairs.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure gold, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and has a mintage of 250.
The coin's reverse design features a representation of a Pixiu pair sitting upon a mound of ancient Chinese coins. One grasps a ball and the other a Pixiu cub. The design also includes a stylised pattern and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
The Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2020 year-date, the weight and fineness, and the monetary denomination are depicted on the coin’s obverse.
This coin is housed in a prestigious wooden display case within a themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
These coins have been designated by NGC as First Day of Issue with a flawless PF70 grade.
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