2020 2 oz Australia Guardian Lions (Double Pixiu) .9999 Silver High Relief Proof Coin (Blemished)

 
Item No.
L103159

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We are excited to release this 2oz silver 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 silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and has a mintage of 1,000.

DESIGN

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.

PRESENTATION

The coin is housed in a classic grey display case, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity and packaged in a themed shipper.

More Information
Year 2020
Metal Content Silver
Denomination $ 2
Purity 9999
Condition Proof
Country Australia
Manufacturer Perth Mint
Mintage 1,000
Diameter (mm) 40.69
Thickness (mm) 5.86
Box & Certificate Yes