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

Celebrating the fifth and most auspicious animal in the ancient lunar zodiac, this Year of the Dragon coin is struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in flawless proof quality.

Key features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • Fifth design from Australian Lunar Series III
  • Features the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse
  • Anniversary ‘P125’ mintmark
  • Australian legal tender
Issue Limit 5,000
SKU 3S2416DAAA

Story

Symbolic significance

The dragon is a creature of exceptional importance in Chinese culture and Eastern mythology. A divine, wise, and benevolent being, it is a symbol of power, wealth, and success. To be born in the Year of the Dragon is considered particularly lucky. Bestowed with instinctive bravery, persistence, and intelligence, those born in years 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, and 2024 are said to be ambitious, charismatic, and natural leaders.

Dragon design

The coin portrays a serpentine-shaped dragon and a flaming pearl, a symbol of wisdom. The artistry includes references to the dragon’s control of the elements with stylised waves and water cascading from its mouth. Also incorporated in the design is the Chinese character for ‘dragon’, the inscription ‘DRAGON 2024’, and a ‘P125’ mintmark signifying The Perth Mint’s 125th anniversary in 2024.

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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 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 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 Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 1.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.90
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.50
Maximum Mintage 7,500
Finish Proof
Legal Tender Australia
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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