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Australian Lunar Series III 2024 Year of the Dragon 1oz Platinum Proof Coin
This stunning proof coin offers astute collectors the chance to celebrate the Year of the Dragon with pure platinum, a lustrous white metal that’s rarer than gold.
- Proof quality 99.95% pure platinum
- Fifth design from Australian Lunar Series III
- Features the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse
- Anniversary ‘P125’ mintmark
- Australian legal tender
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Auspicious symbols of strength
The strengths of the 12 animals of the lunar calendar are said to be evident in those born during their rule. Fifth in line after the mouse, ox, tiger, and rabbit, the dragon is said to bestow charisma, ambition, and success on those born under its influence in 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 and 2024.
Year of the Dragon design
The coin’s flawlessly struck design portrays a dragon with stylized waves and fog, an allusion to its control of water and the elements. 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.
The coins bear 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.
Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, the set is presented in a classic display case with a geometric design on its transparent lid. The case comes in an illustrated shipper featuring a dragon. When arrayed with other three-coin set 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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