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.

04 2023 MythicalCreaturesBasilisk 1oz Gold Proof Coin InCase HighRes

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.



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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