PHOENIX 2 OZ Pure Silver Antiqued Coin 2$ Tuvalu 2017

PHOENIX 2 OZ Pure Silver Antiqued Coin 2$ Tuvalu 2018

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This beautiful 2 Oz Silver coin is the second release after the “Dragon” and features the Phoenix, a legendary flying creature that was able to resurrect from its ashes. The coin has a beautiful design, has an exceptional High Relief

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In Greek mythology, a phoenix 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. According to some sources, the phoenix dies in a show of flames and combustion, although there are other sources that claim that the legendary bird dies and simply decomposes before being born again. According to some texts, the phoenix could live over 1.400 years before rebirth. Herodotus, Lucan, Pliny the Elder, Pope Clement I, Lactantius, Ovid, and Isidore of Seville are among those who have contributed to the retelling and transmission of the phoenix motif. In the historical record, the phoenix “could symbolize renewal in general as well as the sun, time, the Empire, metempsychosis, consecration, resurrection, life in the heavenly Paradise, Christ, Mary, virginity, the exceptional man, and certain aspects of Christian life”.

The reverse of the coin features a Chinese Phoenix with clouds in the background and a flower with the Chinese symbol for “Phoenix” inscribed on it. The obverse of the coin portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “QUEEN ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “2 DOLLARS” – the face value, “TUVALU” – the issue country, “2018” – the year of issue and “2OZ 9999 Ag” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver.

Year of Issue
2 Dollars
Mintage (pcs)
Weight (g)
62.2 (2 oz)
Diameter (mm)
40.5 mm
Antique Finish
Certificate of Authenticity Yes 
Package type  Box
Special Features

This coin has been individually ‘antiqued’ to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an ancient artefact. As a result of this treatment, the appearance of each coin may vary.

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