A symbol of protection and of wealth, the pixiu is commonly used in Feng Shui and is well-known in Chinese culture. The creatures are often incorrectly classified in the West as a chimera when, in reality, it has very specific bodily features that include the body of a lion and the head of a dragon. The creature is now the focus of a new series from the Perth Mint. Today, 2020 1 oz Proof Australian Guardian Lions Double Pixiu Silver Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you in a classic Perth Mint display with a Certificate of Authenticity and themed shipper!
- Stunning new design release!
- Limited mintage of only 1,000 coins!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- The face value of $2 (AUD) is fully backed by the Australian government.
- Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- Double Pixiu on the reverse.
- Artwork from Ing Ing Jong!
The pixiu is a protector for those who practice Feng Shui and is also used by those who practice it to draw in wealth. The creature is also known as the Imperial Guardian Lion. It is common in Ancient Chinese art and, when used in architecture, it was often displayed in pairs.
All of the 2020 1 oz proof Australian Guardian Lions Double Pixiu Silver Coins in this listing are high-relief specimens available with low mintage figures. The coins are struck on extra-deep 2 oz silver blanks to deliver greater relief to the visual elements. Each coin is individually packaged inside of a classic Perth Mint black clamshell display with a themed outer shipping box. The coins all come with an individual Certificate of Authenticity from the mint.
A high-relief coin is one that has its design element struck several times into the blank, with each strike occurring under immense pressure. This helps to create a sunken field with greater 3D depth for the design elements.
Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse of 2020 1 oz Proof Australian Guardian Lions Double Pixiu Silver Coins in a sixth-generation effigy for the nation. Australian denominations adopted this design in 2018 and it was created in 2015 by Jody Clark for the Royal Mint of England. The design shows the Queen in right-profile relief at the age of 89.
Two of the Imperial Guardian Lions are featured on the reverse field of 2020 Proof Australian Guardian Lions Double Pixiu Silver Coins. This artwork from Ing Ing Jong shows a male-female pair in the design, with both creatures sitting atop a large mound of Ancient Chinese coins.
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