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Australian Lunar Series III 2024 Year of the Dragon 1oz Silver Proof High Relief 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 high relief proof quality.
- Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
- High relief strike
- Features the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse
- Special anniversary ‘P125’ mintmark
- Australian legal tender
The dragon is a creature of exceptional importance in Chinese culture and Eastern mythology. Regarded as 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, dragons are said to be ambitious, charismatic, and natural leaders.
High relief design
Struck in high relief, the coin portrays a serpentine-shaped dragon and a flaming pearl, a symbol of wisdom. The reverse art 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.
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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