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Why purchase this High Relief Proof 2020-P Australia $2 2 oz Silver Double Pixiu Forbidden City Imperial Lion?
For centuries, Imperial Lions, also known as Pixiu, have stood guard outside important buildings in China. This custom has spread throughout Asia and the rest of the world, with many hotels, government buildings, and other structures featuring the stone defenders, which represent luck, happiness, and wealth. This issue from the Perth Mint celebrates the famous creatures. Struck from 2 oz of .9999 fine silver, this piece bears the Perth Mint's famous "P" mint mark. It is part of a mintage of just 1,000 pieces.
Exquisite Pixiu Design by Ing Ing Jong
One of British Royal Mint designer Jody Clark's portraits of Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse. The monarch faces right with her shoulders open to the holder. On her head is her Royal Diamond Diadem, the crown that she traditionally wears for Westminster's State Opening of Parliament. She also dons earrings and a necklace. Her name, "ELIZABETH II," joins the name of the issuing country, "AUSTRALIA," on the top half of the rim frame. Inscriptions on the bottom half of that frame note the coin's weight and purity, "2 OZ 9999 AG," its date, "2020," and its face value, "2 DOLLARS."
On the reverse, two imperial lions side beside each other. One, the male, paws an orb, which represents the world. This is a symbol of global domination. The other, the female, restrains her cub. This represents nurturing and protection from evil spirits.
Flawless PF70 UC FDI
This coin earned the highest grade given out by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), Proof 70. To earn that grade, a coin must appear perfect even under 5x magnification. It also received Ultra Cameo and First Day of Issue certifications. UC pieces exhibit sharp contrasts between heavily frosted devices and deeply mirrored fields. FDI issues are coins that were submitted for grading through an exclusive process.
Don't miss your chance to own this 2020-P $2 Australia 2 oz Silver High Relief Proof Double Pixiu Forbidden City Imperial Lion, call our Scarce and Unique Coin Division today!
This 2020-P Australia $2 2 oz Silver Double Pixiu Forbidden City Imperial Lion High Relief Proof Coin Scarce and Unique Coin Division NGC PF70 UC FDI is proudly minted by the Perth Mint. The Perth Mint was established in 1899. Today it produces popular series, including the Kookaburra, Koala, and Kangaroo series.
|Year of Issue:||2020|
|Release Type:||First Day of Issue|
|Variety:||Scarce and Unique Coin Division|
|Display Weight:||2 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||62.207 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||2 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Effigy|
|Reverse Design:||Double Imperial Lion|