999, the beautiful image of Phoenix from the Ashes features the coins reverse. Specially designed packaging concept in line with the theme. Strictly limited mintage of only 999 pieces worldwide!The coin's reverse portrays a phoenix rising up from the ashes with 3D-high relief and multiple color finish. The coin's obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the issue country and the 2015 year-date. Phoenix 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. The phoenix bird symbolizes immortality, resurrection and life after death. In ancient Greek and Egyptian mythology, it is associated with the sun god. According to the Greeks, the bird lives in Arabia, near a cool well. Every morning at dawn, the sun god would stop his chariot to listen to the bird sing a beautiful song while it bathed in the well. Only one phoenix exists at a time. When the bird felt its death was near, every 500 to 1,461 years, it would build a nest of aromatic wood and set it on fire. The bird then was consumed by the flames. The item "PHOENIX From The Ashes High Relief 3 Oz Silver Coin 20$ Cook Islands 2015" is in sale since Saturday, May 23, 2015. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins". The seller is "powercoin_italy" and is located in Roma. This item can be shipped worldwide.