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Australian Lunar Series III 2024 Year of the Dragon 1oz Silver Proof Coloured Coin
Struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, this stunning release celebrates the Year of the Dragon with a colourful depiction of the most auspicious sign in the lunar zodiac.
- Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
- Meticulous colour treatment
- Features the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse
- Special ‘P125’ anniversary mintmark
- Australian legal tender
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The dragon holds a unique place in the Chinese zodiac and folklore. For thousands of years, it was associated with the emperor and his descendants, symbolising wisdom, enlightenment, and benevolence. Said to control the elements, and thus provide rain for good harvests, the dragon was also associated with prosperity and good fortune.
The only mythical creature to be represented in the lunar zodiac, the mighty dragon is said to bestow bravery, persistence, ambition and intelligence on those born under its influence.
Coloured dragon design
The coin portrays a coloured representation of a dragon with water cascading from its mouth, stylised waves, and a flaming pearl, a symbol of wisdom. 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 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.
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.
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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