Australian Lunar Series III 2024 $25 Year of the Dragon 1/4oz .9999 Gold Proof Coin Perth Mint


Celebrating the fifth and most auspicious animal in the ancient lunar zodiac, this Year of the Dragon 1/4oz .9999 Gold coin is struck from 99.99% pure gold in flawless proof quality.

Key features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure gold
  • Fifth design from Australian Lunar Series III
  • Features the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse
  • Anniversary ‘P125’ mintmark
  • Australian legal tender

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 design captures the awe-inspiring splendour of the Chinese dragon. The artistry includes references to the dragon’s control of the elements in the form of motifs representing waves and fog. Also incorporated in the Dragon 1/4oz .9999 Gold design is the Chinese character for ‘dragon’, the inscription ‘DRAGON 2024’, and a ‘P125’ mintmark signifying The Perth Mint’s 125th anniversary in 2024.

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 prestigious red display case with gold lettering and a geometric design on its magnetic 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 n which 12 animals successfully compete for a position in the lunar zodiac.