Australian Lunar Series III 2024 $1 Year of the Dragon 1oz .9999 Silver Trio Perth Mint


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  • Introduced in 1996, the long-running Australian Lunar Coin Series features the 12 animals of the lunar zodiac. In 2024, the coins celebrate the dragon, whose rule over every fifth year in the 12-year lunar cycle is said to bestow bravery, wisdom, ambition, and success on people born under its influence.
  • 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.
  • Portraying a Chinese dragon and a flaming pearl, each coin features a different combination of surface treatments. A delicately frosted design on the proof release appears on an immaculately polished table; the coloured release depicts the dragon in vivid hues; the gilded coin highlights the dragon in 24-carat gold. 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 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.



2024 2024 2024


Silve,r Silver, Silver

Silver Content (Troy oz)

1.000, 1.000, 1.000

Monetary Denomination (AUD)

1.00, 1.00, 1.00

Fineness (% purity)

99.99, 99.99, 99.99

Minimum Gross Weight (g)

31.107, 31.107, 31.107

Maximum Diameter (mm)

40.90, 40.90, 40.90

Maximum Thickness (mm)

3.50, 3.50, 3.50

Maximum Mintage

7,500, 7,500, 25,000


Proof, Proof Coloured, Gilded

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Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II


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