Australian Lunar Series III 2024 Year of the Dragon 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

Struck from 2oz of 99.99% pure silver, this stunning piece marking the Year of the Dragon has an antiqued surface, a coin treatment that tones the natural lustre of silver to convey the look of an aged artefact.

Key features:

  • 99.99% pure silver
  • Antiqued surface treatment
  • Fifth design from Australian Lunar Series III
  • Features the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse
  • Australian legal tender
Mintage 1,888
SKU 3S2406CGAA

Story

Commands respect

The fifth animal of the ancient lunar calendar, the dragon commands the highest respect in Chinese culture. For thousands of years, it was associated with the emperor and his descendants, symbolising wisdom, enlightenment, and benevolence. The dragon was also said to command water and rain, and by ensuring abundant harvests became a powerful symbol of wealth and good fortune.

Dragon design

The coin portrays a beneficent dragon with water cascading from its mouth. The design’s detailed background includes representations of a village, a pagoda, a river, a ‘moon’ bridge, traditional Chinese boats, mountains, and swirling clouds. Also included on the reverse is a ‘P125’ mintmark signifying The Perth Mint’s 125th anniversary.

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Memorial Obverse

The coin bears the Jody Clark Memorial Obverse of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II supplemented with the dates of her reign ‘1952-2022’, as well as the weight and finesses, and the monetary denomination.

Presentation packaging

Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, the coin comes in a classic display case with a clear lid, and an illustrated shipper. 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 variations available

Specifications

Specifications

Year 2024
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 2.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 2.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 62.213
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.69
Maximum Thickness (mm) 5.86
Maximum Mintage 1,888
Finish Antique
Legal Tender Australia
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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