The fourth release from the Mythical Creatures series showcases the ferocious werewolf.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint on behalf of Coin Club Australia from 1oz of 99.9% silver in proof quality.
Exciting Colour Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse portrays a werewolf fiercely prowling in a dense forest beneath a full moon. A medieval banner displays a silhouette of a werewolf and the $1 monetary denomination, with the inscription ‘werewolf’ also featured on a stylised scroll.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the obverse of the coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2013 year-date.
Beautiful Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The coin is housed in a contemporary brown presentation case and custom-designed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
No more than 5,000 of these Mythical Creatures – Werewolf 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coins will be released for sale worldwide.
Donation to UNICEF-Australia
Coin Club Australia will make a donation of $1 to UNICEF-Australia for each coin purchased in this program.
Commissioned product struck by The Perth Mint.
In European folklore a werewolf was believed to a be a human who transformed into a wolf at night, devouring animals, humans and corpses before reverting back to human form by day. A werewolf could transform himself by using magic or be transformed against his will after being placed under a curse.
More recently, the portrayal of werewolves has taken a more compassionate turn with the growing popularity of the horror and fantasy genre. The modern werewolf is depicted as a sympathetic character, unable to control his change or behaviour, transforming into a wolf under the light of a full moon.
Previous Releases: Griffin, Unicorn and Phoenix
Forthcoming Release: Dragon