Australian Lunar Series III 2024 Year of the Dragon 1oz Gold Proof Coloured Coin

Crafted with exquisite attention to detail, this prestigious coloured proof celebrating the Year of the Dragon is struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold.

Key features:

  • 99.99% pure gold
  • Coloured proof finish
  • Fifth design from Australian Lunar Series III
  • Features the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse
  • Australian legal tender
Mintage Extremely Limited - 188
SKU 3S2415DDAA

Restriction

This product is available for purchase in Australia and New Zealand only.

Customers outside of Australia can purchase this product from Shoeller.

Story

Dragon lore

To be born in the Year of the Dragon is considered particularly lucky. Bestowed with instinctive bravery, persistence, and intelligence, those born under the dragon’s influence are said to be ambitious, charismatic, and natural leaders.

Coloured design

The coin portrays a sinuous Chinese dragon with a blue face and scales, and red spikes along its spine. A blue dragon is associated with nature, healing, the approach of spring and growth. Motifs in the background represent waves and fog, an allusion to the dragon’s control of the elements. Also included in the design is the Chinese character for ‘dragon’, the inscription ‘DRAGON 2024’, and a ‘P125’ mintmark signifying The Perth Mint’s 125th anniversary.

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Memorial Obverse

The coin bears The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse, featuring the Jody Clark effigy supplemented with the dates of Her Majesty’s reign. Also on the obverse is the coin’s weight, purity, monetary denomination, and year-date.

Presentation packaging

Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, the coin is presented in a prestigious red display case with gold lettering and a geometric design on its magnetic lid. The case comes in an illustrated shipper featuring a dragon. 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.

About the series

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. 

Variations

All sizes available

Specifications

Specifications

Year 2024
Metal Gold
Gold Content (Troy oz) 1.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 100.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107
Maximum Diameter (mm) 32.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.95
Maximum Mintage 188
Finish Proof, Coloured
Legal Tender Australia
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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