Extremely limited mintage of only 8 pcs worldwide! The reverse of the coin features an 18-carat Rose Gold pavé set Phoenix, which has been designed in three dimensional relief.With outstretched wings and a feathered tail, it appears to be landing on a flowering paulownia tree. Three of the paulownia flowers are handset with Argyle Pink Diamonds in their centre. On top of the coin, the inscription: THE JEWELLED PHOENIX the name of the coin and on the bottom the Chinese character for Phoenix.
The obverse of the coin portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: ELIZABETH II the name of the Queen, AUSTRALIA the issue country, 2000 DOLLARS the face value, 2018 the year of issue and 10oz 9999 GOLD the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Gold. Phoenix In Greek mythology, a phoenix 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. According to some sources, the phoenix dies in a show of flames and combustion, although there are other sources that claim that the legendary bird dies and simply decomposes before being born again. According to some texts, the phoenix could live over 1.400 years before rebirth.
Herodotus, Lucan, Pliny the Elder, Pope Clement I, Lactantius, Ovid, and Isidore of Seville are among those who have contributed to the retelling and transmission of the phoenix motif. In the historical record, the phoenix could symbolize renewal in general as well as the sun, time, the Empire, metempsychosis, consecration, resurrection, life in the heavenly Paradise, Christ, Mary, virginity, the exceptional man, and certain aspects of Christian life. The item "JEWELLED PHOENIX Argyle Pink Diamonds 10 Oz Gold Coin 2000$ Australia 2018" is in sale since Wednesday, January 30, 2019.This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Commemorative". The seller is "powercoin_italy" and is located in Roma. This item can be shipped worldwide.