Fourth Coin in the NEW “Mythical Creatures” Series
This beautiful series focuses on and showcases five mythical creates. This coin program will raise a sum of $25,000 as charity funds for UNICEF-Australia. Struck by the Perth Mint on behalf of Coin Club Australia from 1 oz. of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.
In European folklore a werewolf was believed to a be a human who transformed into a wolf at night, devouring animals, humans and corpses before reverting back to human form by day. A werewolf could transform himself by using magic or be transformed against his will after being placed under a curse.
More recently, the portrayal of werewolves has taken a more compassionate turn with the growing popularity of the horror and fantasy genre. The modern werewolf is depicted as a sympathetic character, unable to control his change or behavior, transforming into a wolf under the light of a full moon.
* The 2013 Phoenix has an extremely limited mintage of only 5,000!
The coin’s reverse portrays a werewolf fiercely prowling in a dense forest beneath a full moon. A medieval banner displays a silhouette of a werewolf and the $1 monetary denomination, with the inscription ‘werewolf’ also featured on a stylised scroll.
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the obverse of the coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2013 year-date.
The coin is housed in a contemporary brown presentation case and custom-designed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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