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Mythical Creatures - Basilisk 2023 5oz Gold Proof Coin
The embodiment of evil in ancient folklore, the basilisk is portrayed on this stunning proof quality collectable struck from 5oz of pure gold.
- Proof quality 99.99% pure gold
- Malevolent creature design
- Features the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse
- Australian legal tender
|Mintage||Extremely Limited - 50|
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.
This coin portrays the official Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse, featuring the Jody Clark effigy supplemented with the dates of Her Majesty’s reign – ‘1952 – 2022’.
Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, the coin is housed in a prestigious timber display case within a themed shipper.
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