Tuvalu Perth 2013 Mythical Creatures 3 Phoenix $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof For Sale
Third in the Mythical Creatures series! Get the
fiery, flaming, phoenix bird, in full
and struck in pure
with a mintage of only 5,000!
In Stock and Ready for Immediate Shipment!
the Perth Mint are excited to announce the third release in the new and
the Phoenix. Following hot on
the heels of the immensely
in Need, and Dragons
of Legend programs,this
extremely low mintage series (only 5,000
will likewise undoubtably sell out, and
quickly! As an added bonus, each design (and accompanying box
illustration) is an original work of art by one of our favorite
artists, Elise Martinson! Between the
extremely popular mythical creature motif,
beautiful design and mintage limit, heed our
advice - get one (or more) of these colorful, one ounce, pure
while you can!
Note - The Phoenix is the third in the extremely popular
Mythical Creatures series, the successor the the Dragons of Legend
program. The first in the series, the
Griffin, sold out at the Mint in short order! Don't miss out -
get your phoenix today!
On Fire Rises from Its Ashes!
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 due
to its resurrection motif.
Creature of Chinese art known in English as the phoenix is
referred to as the “king of birds” or “epitome of birds” in Chinese
tradition. This exceptional creature, associated with
royalty (especially Empresses) bears the highest rank among birds. Its
physical form, as presented in Chinese art, is traditionally understood
to be a composite of various birds. It has the head of a pheasant, the
body of a duck, the legs of a crane, the wings of a swallow, the bill
of a parrot, and the tail of a peacock. As a symbol, this magnificent
creature represents beauty andgood
fortune. Because it is said to
appear only in times of peace, the phoenix is also strongly associated
with the notion of peace.
Associated with the element of fire
and the direction south, the phoenix is one of the oldest animals
portrayed in Chinese art and is found on decorative objects dating back
thousands of years. The phoenix is considered one of the “supernatural
spirits,” along with the dragon,
and is often
paired in visual images with thedragon,
which is “yin” to the
phoenix’s “yang” nature - part of the common
motif of paired opposites in Chinese visual tradition.
Chinese character for phoenix, feng,
is often used for the naming of
people and objects whose namers wish to bestow upon them charm,
balance, and peace, such as musical instruments and certain foods. It
is also a popular character for the naming of girls.
The Phoenix Proof Silver Dollar
is the third in the new and excitingMythical
Creatures Series, to be released by the Perth Mint.
Coins commemorating the following legendary animals are planned:
Coin Display Box
Please see the presentation lower on this page for more information
about Tuvalu and its association with Australia.
The creator of the original artwork for both the coins and the
colorful, outer boxes for the both the first and second Bush
Babies Series is Elise Martinson. Elise is an Australian
artist, graphic designer, and illustrator who loves animals
(as you can see from her photo!).
After studying multimedia design for four years and then working for
year and a half as a graphic designer, she became eager to follow her
dreams of creating 3D art for games or movies. Realizing that the
limiting factor to 2D and 3D artwork was not software knowledge, but
rather the ability to create concepts and accurately render them, she
is now dedicated to further cultivating her drawing ability. Elise
currently designs both coins and graphic artwork for the Perth Mint,
and still hopes to break into the games industry one day as a concept
or production artist. In addition to he much-lauded and extremely
Babies Series, several of her better-known projects for the Mint
Space Dollars 9-Coin Set, the Backyard
Bugs Dollars 9-Coin Set, and the 2009
Celebrate Australia Series of $1 Coins.
Elise was formerly a resident of Melbourne, Victoria but now resides in
Perth, Western Australia. Here are links for Elise Martinson's online blog
and her professional
The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary
colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the
coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a
stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.
A full color portrait of a Phoneix bird, against a backdrop of the
flames from which it rises. The denomination and an heraldic
silhouette of a phoenix
are on a medieval banner. The entire vignette is surrounded by a Greek
key or meander design border. The legends PHOENIX denote
Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing
right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl
earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend
QUEEN ELIZABETH II and denomination also appear,while the legend
1 OZ 999 SILVER
weight and purity.
The coin is encapsulated inside a black leatherette,
clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin,
and protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered
certificate of authenticity is included.
Perth Mint of Australia
Fine (Pure) Silver
Elise Martinson (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Island Nation of Tuvalu
Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island
nation located in the Pacific Ocean midway between Hawaii and
Australia. Its nearest neighbors are Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji. It is
comprised of four reef islands and five true atolls. Its population of
11,992 makes it the third-least populated independent country in the
world, with only Vatican City and Nauru having fewer inhabitants. It is
also the second-smallest member by population of the United Nations. In
terms of physical land size, at just 10 square miles Tuvalu is the
fourth smallest country in the world, larger only than the Vatican
City, Monaco and Nauru.
The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesian people, who arrived
about 3000 years go. The islands came under Great Britain's sphere of
influence in the late 19th century. The Ellice Islands were
administered by Britain as part of a protectorate from 1892 to 1916 and
as part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony from 1916 to 1974. In
1974 the Ellice Islanders voted for separate British dependency status
as Tuvalu, separating from the Gilbert Islands which became Kiribati
upon independence. Tuvalu became fully independent within The
Commonwealth in 1978. with Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state.
Because Tuvalu has few natural resources it has been dependent in
recent years upon aid from larger, more developed nations, including
Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The Perth Mint of
Australia is officially commissioned by the government of Tuvalu to
produce legal tender coinage for the island nation.
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