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Australian Lunar Series III 2024 Year of the Dragon 1 Kilo Silver Coloured Coin with Gold Privy Mark
A giant tribute to the auspicious oriental dragon, this spectacular release is crafted from 1 kilo of pure silver and features a pure gold privy mark insert.
- 99.99% pure silver
- Coloured Year of Dragon design
- Features the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse
- 1g gold privy mark
- Australian legal tender
The dragon commands the highest respect in Chinese culture. For thousands of years, it was associated with the emperor and his descendants, symbolising wisdom, enlightenment, and benevolence. The dragon was also said to command water and rain, and by ensuring abundant harvests became a powerful symbol of wealth and good fortune.
Gold privy mark
The coin’s portrays a dragon in colour with water cascading from its mouth, stylised waves, and a flaming pearl, a symbol of wisdom. Also included in the design is a 1-gram pure gold privy mark insert portraying the Chinese character for ‘dragon’, the inscription ‘DRAGON 2024’, and a ‘P125’ mintmark signifying The Perth Mint’s 125th anniversary.
The coin bears the Jody Clark Memorial Obverse of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II supplemented with the dates of her reign ‘1952-2022’, as well as the weight and finesses, and the monetary denomination.
Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, the coin comes in a classic display case with a clear lid, and an illustrated shipper. When arrayed with other shippers from the series, the resulting diorama depicts the legend of The Great Race, in which 12 animals successfully compete for a position in the lunar zodiac.
Australian Lunar Series III
Each Australian lunar series from The Perth Mint is based on the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. Coin collectors are besotted with each annual release, hence the longevity of the 12-year series.
Established in 1996, The Perth Mint was the first to release an Australian lunar coin program. Due to its success, it is now in its third series.
Made with the fine gold, silver and platinum in combination with intricate craftsmanship, these Australian lunar collector coins explore the ancient tradition and mythical folklore of the Chinese Great Race.
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