Mythical Creatures - Basilisk 2023 1oz Gold Proof Coin

The embodiment of evil in ancient folklore, the basilisk is portrayed on this stunning proof quality collectable struck from 1oz of pure gold.

Key features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure gold
  • Malevolent creature design
  • Features the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse
  • Australian legal tender
Mintage 150
SKU 23L04AAA

Restriction

This product is only eligible for sale in Australia and New Zealand.

Customers outside of Australia can purchase this product from Modern Numismatics International.

Story

Terrifying beast

In mythology, the basilisk is a terrifying beast first described by the ancient Romans. According to their texts, it could kill almost all living forms with its deadly venom, noxious breath, or even its lethal gaze. Later, medieval legends emerged suggesting the unnatural creature with a reptilian body, dragon’s wings, and the head and claws of a rooster, was hatched by a toad from a defiled cockerel’s egg.

Malevolent creature design

The coin portrays a basilisk in flight approaching its mountain cave. As well as the inscription ‘MYTHICAL CREATURES BASILISK’, the design includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

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Memorial Obverse

The coin bears The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse, featuring the Jody Clark effigy supplemented with the dates of Her Majesty’s reign. Included on the obverse is the coin’s weight, purity, monetary denomination, and year-date.

Presentation packaging

Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, the coin is housed in a classic display case with a timber lid, and an illustrated shipper.

Specifications

Specifications

Year 2023
Metal Gold
Gold Content (Troy oz) 1.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 100.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107
Maximum Diameter (mm) 32.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.95
Maximum Mintage 150
Finish Proof
Legal Tender Australia
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Natasha Muhl

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