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2021 Australian Guardian Lions Double Pixiu 1 oz Gold Coin BU

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Popular today in the design of jade pendants in China, the Pixiu is an ancient creature whose origins are believed to date back to the Han dynasty. The first mention of creatures that would later become known as Pixiu came sometime between 206 BCE and 220 CE during the rule of the Han dynasty. Over the past two thousand years, the Pixiu have become popular in Chinese art and architecture. Today, you have the opportunity to purchase 2021 Australian Guardian Lions Double Pixiu 1 oz Gold Coins online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with an individual protective plastic capsule!
  • Impressive Double Pixiu wealth symbol!
  • Limited mintage of just 5,000 gold coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
  • The face value of $100 (AUD) is backed by Australia.
  • On the obverse of the coin is Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The reverse field depicts two Pixiu atop a pile of coins.
  • Artwork by Ing Ing Jong.

The design of the Australian Guardian Lions Double Pixiu bullion coins comes from Ing Ing Jong. Hired by the Perth Mint as a coin designer and artist in 2011, her first big splash in Perth Mint coining was the 2013 Year of the Snake design in the Lunar Series II collection. She has continued contributing to Perth Mint coining with beautiful designs featured through the Lunar Series II and more recent Lunar Series III collections. Her Double Pixiu design featured on the 2020 release of the silver bullion, gold bullion, and high-relief proof strikes in both metals.


On the obverse field of the 2021 Australian Guardian Lion Double Pixiu 1 oz Gold Coin is Queen Elizabeth II. Designed in 2015 by Jody Clark, this effigy of the Queen is the sixth-generation portrait to feature on Australian coins. In the design, the Queen is shown at the age of 89 with the George IV State Diadem Crown on her head. Inscriptions on this side of the coin read Elizabeth II, Australia, 1 oz 9999 Au, 2021, and 100 Dollars.


The reverse face of 2021 Australian Guardian Lion Double Pixiu Gold Coins depicts a pair of Pixiu. The mythical beasts are shown sitting on a pile of Ancient Chinese gold coins with one clutching a ball in its paw and the other a Pixiu club. There is only a P mint mark on this field for inscriptions, with a stylized border design element around the top half of the coin field.


Pixiu were first referenced in the Book of Han, a written history of China completed in 111 CE. Chapter 96 references creatures called tao ba, lions and rhinoceros. There is an annotation attached that notes a female and male of the species, noting that the female has two antlers like a deer, while the male has just one antler.


2021 Australian Guardian Lions Double Pixiu 1 oz Gold Coins available here come in Brilliant Uncirculated condition with individual protective plastic capsules.

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When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

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Product Details

Year 2021
Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 2.95 mm
Diameter 32.6 mm
Inner Pack 20
Outer Pack 100
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination $100 AUD
Country Australia
Designer (Obverse) Jody Clark
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Double Pixiu
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 5,000
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Packaging Dimensions 2 x 2 x .3
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 3799094