The pixiu is a powerful Chinese mythical creature known to serve as a protector of the practitioners of Feng Shui. These creatures, often incorrectly categorized as a chimera, are symbols of wealth. In Chinese culture, the creatures are accurately identified as having a lions body with wings on its back. The Perth Mint now features the pixiu in a new coin release feature silver apr57, proof, and gold apr57 options. Right now, 2020 1 oz Australian Guardian Lions Double Pixiu Silver Coins are available to purchase online from APR 57.
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsule!
- Exciting new release of the Double Pixiu design!
- Limited mintage of only 50,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse features the Double Pixiu design.
- Designed by Ing Ing Jong!
Each 2020 1 oz Australian Guardian Lions Double Pixiu Silver Coin listed here is available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are available individually inside of protective plastic capsules with multiples available in groups of 50 and 100 coins. The design featured on the reverse comes from Ing Ing Jong.
Ms. Jong was first hired by the Perth Mint in 2011 as an apprentice designer and quickly showcased her talents with the mint. Beginning in 2013 with the Year of the Snake, she made annual, impressive contributions to the Perth Mint Lunar Series II collection of both silver and gold coins.
On the obverse of these 2020 1 oz Australian Guardian Lions Double Pixiu Silver Coins is an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The latest effigy in use on Australian coins, this bust of the Queen is adapted from the Jody Clark design debuted by the Royal Mint of England in 2016. The image shows the Queen wearing the George IV State Diadem Crown with her neckline and shoulders visible, a first on Australian coins since 1966.
The reverse face of 2020 Australian Guardian Lions Double Pixiu Silver Coins includes the two pixiu facing one another. The pair sits atop a mound of coins with an oriental border theme around the top half of the coins design field. Though not visible to the naked eye, this side of the coin has a security feature that is micro-laser engraved into the design field. This single letter is visible under magnifying glass only.
If you have any questions about this new release, please feel free to ask. APR 57 customer service is available at 212-246-2000, online through our live chat, and via our email address.
|Mint Mark||P - Perth Mint|
|Face Value||$1 AUD|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Ing Ing Jong|
|Packaging Type||Plastic Capsule|
|Weight||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Free Shipping on Orders Over $199|