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PHOENIX Mythical Creatures Silver Proof Coin 1 Oz 1$ Tuvalu 2013


This beautiful series focuses on and showcases five mythical creatures: Griffin, Unicorn, Phoenix, Werewolf and Dragon. Struck by The Perth Mint  from 1 oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. This coin program will raise a sum of $25,000 as charity funds for UNICEF-Australia.

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In Greek mythology, a phoenix or phenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix was subsequently adopted as a symbol in Early Christianity.
The phoenix bird symbolizes immortality, resurrection and life after death. In ancient Greek and Egyptian mythology, it is associated with the sun god.
According to the Greeks, the bird lives in Arabia, near a cool well. Every morning at dawn, the sun god would stop his chariot to listen to the bird sing a beautiful song while it bathed in the well.
Only one phoenix exists at a time. When the bird felt its death was near, every 500 to 1,461 years, it would build a nest of aromatic wood and set it on fire. The bird then was consumed by the flames.

  • CountryTuvalu
  • Year2013
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40.6
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin’s reverse portrays a coloured phoenix rising up from flames of fire. A medieval style banner displays a silhouette of a phoenix and the monetary denomination, with the inscription ‘phoenix’ featured on a scroll at the base of the design. The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2013 year-date.