Following hot on the heels of the immensely successful Working Dogs. Programs, this extremely low mintage series. Only 5,000 per beast! Will likewise undoubtably sell out, and quickly! As an added bonus, each design (and accompanying box illustration) is an original work of art by one of our favorite artists, Elise Martinson!
Between the extremely popular mythical creature motif, beautiful design and mintage limit, heed our advice - get one (or more) of these colorful, one ounce, pure. Is the third in the extremely popular Mythical Creatures series, the successor the the Dragons of Legend program. Don't miss out - get your phoenix today!Bird On Fire Rises from Its Ashes! In Greek mythology, a phoenix or phenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix was subsequently adopted as a symbol in Early Christianity due to its resurrection motif.
Of Chinese art known in English as the phoenix is referred to as the king of birds or epitome of birds in Chinese tradition. This exceptional creature, associated with royalty (especially Empresses) bears the highest rank among birds.Its physical form, as presented in Chinese art, is traditionally understood to be a composite of various birds. It has the head of a pheasant, the body of a duck, the legs of a crane, the wings of a swallow, the bill of a parrot, and the tail of a peacock. As a symbol, this magnificent creature represents beauty and good fortune. Because it is said to appear only in times of peace, the phoenix is also strongly associated with the notion of peace. Associated with the element of fire and the direction south, the phoenix is one of the oldest animals portrayed in Chinese art and is found on decorative objects dating back thousands of years.
The phoenix is considered one of the supernatural spirits, along with the dragon. And is often paired in visual images with the dragon.
Which is yin to the phoenixs yang nature - part of the common motif of paired opposites in Chinese visual tradition. The Chinese character for phoenix. Is often used for the naming of people and objects whose namers wish to bestow upon them charm, balance, and peace, such as musical instruments and certain foods.
It is also a popular character for the naming of girls. Is the third in the new and exciting Mythical Creatures Series. To be released by the Perth Mint.
Coins commemorating the following legendary animals are planned: Griffin. + Five Coin Display Box. Please see the presentation lower on this page for more information about Tuvalu and its association with Australia. The creator of the original artwork for both the coins and the colorful, outer boxes for the both the first and second Bush Babies Series. Elise is an Australian artist, graphic designer, and illustrator who loves animals.
As you can see from her photo! After studying multimedia design for four years and then working for year and a half as a graphic designer, she became eager to follow her dreams of creating 3D art for games or movies.
Realizing that the limiting factor to 2D and 3D artwork was not software knowledge, but rather the ability to create concepts and accurately render them, she is now dedicated to further cultivating her drawing ability. Elise currently designs both coins and graphic artwork for the Perth Mint, and still hopes to break into the games industry one day as a concept or production artist. In addition to he much-lauded and extremely popular Bush Babies Series. Several of her better-known projects for the Mint are the Outer Space Dollars 9-Coin Set.
The Backyard Bugs Dollars 9-Coin Set. Elise was formerly a resident of Melbourne, Victoria but now resides in Perth, Western Australia.
Here are links for Elise Martinson's online blog. The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin. A full color portrait of a Phoneix bird, against a backdrop of the flames from which it rises.The denomination and an heraldic silhouette of a phoenix are on a medieval banner. The entire vignette is surrounded by a Greek key or meander design border. The legends PHOENIX denote the theme. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England. In crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend QUEEN ELIZABETH II and denomination also appear, while the legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The coin is encapsulated inside a black leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.
Elise Martinson (obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse). The Island Nation of Tuvalu. Its nearest neighbors are Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji.It is comprised of four reef islands and five true atolls. Its population of 11,992 makes it the third-least populated independent country in the world, with only Vatican City and Nauru having fewer inhabitants. It is also the second-smallest member by population of the United Nations. In terms of physical land size, at just 10 square miles Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world, larger only than the Vatican City, Monaco and Nauru. The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesian people, who arrived about 3000 years go. The islands came under Great Britain's sphere of influence in the late 19th century. The Ellice Islands were administered by Britain as part of a protectorate from 1892 to 1916 and as part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony from 1916 to 1974. In 1974 the Ellice Islanders voted for separate British dependency status as Tuvalu, separating from the Gilbert Islands which became Kiribati upon independence. Tuvalu became fully independent within The Commonwealth in 1978. With Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state.
Because Tuvalu has few natural resources it has been dependent in recent years upon aid from larger, more developed nations, including Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The Perth Mint of Australia is officially commissioned by the government of Tuvalu to produce legal tender coinage for the island nation.
Talisman World Coins and Medals has been in business for more than 25 years and is one of the largest world coin direct distributors and wholesalers in the world. The item "Tuvalu Perth 2013 Mythical Creatures 3 Phoenix $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof" is in sale since Wednesday, September 10, 2014.
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