The Perth Mint is excited to unveil a magnificent numismatic masterpiece of unprecedented beauty.
The result of meticulous craftsmanship, The Jewelled Phoenix is an exceptional proof quality Australian coin produced from 10oz of 99.99% pure gold.
Elevating it to the truly outstanding is the inclusion of 1.22 carats of rare natural fancy pink diamonds. Specially selected from the world famed Argyle Pink Diamond mine located in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, the majority of the sparkling gems are pavé set in a sculpted rose gold representation of a mystical Chinese phoenix secured to the coin’s reverse.
The phoenix, known as the immortal king of birds, is richly symbolic in Oriental culture. It is shown settling on a fabled paulownia tree, flawlessly struck on the coin’s mirror like table. With three handset pink diamonds denoting its budding flowers, the tree combines with the striking beauty of the phoenix in an overall design that exuded an aura of stunning splendour.
Chief Executive Officer Richard Hayes said The Perth Mint was embracing more and more Asian-style designs as a result of 1oz gold and silver sell outs from its annual Australian Lunar Coin Series.
“We have been issuing commemorative and investment coins with designs inspired by the Lunar calendar and other culturally significant symbols for many years, yet the fine detail and artistry of this latest release has taken our craftsmanship to the next level,” he said.
Presented in a luxurious, custom designed black presentation case, The Jewelled Phoenix offers investors and connoisseurs a rare, timeless and magnificent collectable. Satisfying any potential buyer’s desire for extreme rarity, just eight will ever be produced – a highly auspicious number associated with wealth and fortune in China and other Asian societies.