Due in Stock End of November-Early December 2023
Celebrating the fifth and most auspicious animal in the ancient lunar zodiac, this Year of the Dragon coin is struck from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold in flawless proof quality.
- 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
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.
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 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 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 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.