The Jewelled Dragon




Glittering with pink diamonds, the sumptuous Jewelled Dragon is a unique masterpiece honouring the Chinese mythical dragon, the most revered animal in ancient eastern culture.

Flawlessly struck from 10oz of pure gold, the stunning coin is surmounted by a three-dimensional portrayal of the highly symbolic animal. Its serpentine body and sinuous limbs are adorned with 117 meticulously hand-set Argyle pink diamonds representing scales, of which 81 symbolise ‘yang’ - or male, energy - and 36 represent ‘yin’ - or female energy.

Far from random, these numbers are closely connected with ‘nine’, an auspicious number traditionally associated with the noble Chinese Emperor. Each one is a multiple of nine, while the sum of each number’s digits adds up to nine.

Argyle Pink Diamonds

Argyle pink diamonds are among the rarest and most beguiling natural coloured gems on Earth. Coveted for their exquisite beauty and provenance, they’re so extraordinarily rare that no more than a handful are discovered annually at the Argyle Diamond Mine in Australia’s rugged north-west Kimberley wilderness.

Adding to the Jewelled Dragon’s dazzling aura, its eye is represented by a rich green emerald from the 1,000 year-old Muzo mine deep in the Columbian Andes. 

Symbolic Coin Design

The dragon’s mouth is open and eye twinkling in anticipation of capturing the elusive flaming pearl, a traditional metaphor for wisdom, enlightenment, and spiritual essence, partially hidden by spiralling mist and clouds. The sublime dragon soars exuberantly above rolling waves over which the creature is believed to have dominion. 

Rare Beauty to Own

Only nine of these absolutely spectacular collectables will be released, making The Jewelled Dragon a cultural icon to be treasured for generations.

The splendour of The Jewelled Dragon will be on display at The Perth Mint until sold out.

For more information please call (+61 8) 9421 7326 or visit The Perth Mint Shop at 310 Hay Street, East Perth.


Technical Specifications

Gold Content (Troy oz) 10
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Rose Gold Content – Dragon (Troy oz) 0.418*
Fineness (% purity) 76.29
Argyle Pink Diamonds (carat) 0.73ct approx.**
Quality Fancy Intense / Vivid Pink / Purplish
Colombian Muzo Emerald (carat) 0.005ct
Colour Green
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 2,000
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 323.566
Maximum Diameter (mm) 60.60
Maximum Thickness Including the Dragon (mm) 16.00
Maximum Mintage 9
Designer Ing Ing Jong

*Includes 22.28% Copper and 1.43% Silver
**Total of all diamonds