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Mythical Creatures - Basilisk 2023 1oz Platinum Proof Coin
The embodiment of evil in ancient folklore, the basilisk is portrayed on this stunning proof quality collectable struck from 1oz of pure platinum.
- Proof quality 99.95% pure platinum
- Malevolent creature design
- Features the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse
- Australian legal tender
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.
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.
Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, the coin is housed in a wooden case, and an illustrated shipper.
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