An ancient symbol of honesty, benevolence and knowledge, the Chinese mythical phoenix’s rare appearances were believed to herald forthcoming happiness, harmony and prosperity.
An immortal creature, it is traditionally portrayed as a fusion of several other birds – including the head of a pheasant, the body of a mandarin duck, the tail of a peacock, the beak of a parrot and the wings of a swallow.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure gold, no more than 250 coins will be released worldwide!
The coin’s high relief design portrays a stylised artistic impression of a Chinese phoenix. In its beak is the flower of a paulownia tree, said to be the only species on which the phoenix will perch. Also included in the design are representations of clouds, symbols of abundance and good fortune, as well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The coin is housed in a classic display case with a wooden lid. Packaged within an illustrated shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
|Mint||The Perth Mint|
|Country Of Issue||Australia|