2024 Australian Lunar Series III Year of the Dragon 1kg Silver Coloured with Gold Privy Mark Perth Mint Presentation Case & COA
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AUSTRALIAN LUNAR SERIES III
2024 YEAR OF THE DRAGON
1 KILO SILVER COLOURED COIN WITH GOLD PRIVY MARK
A prestigious collectable crafted from 1 kilo of 99.99% pure silver and featuring a 1-gram gold privy insert, this flawlessly struck coin is a rare release.
- Features a 1g gold privy mark
- 99.99% pure silver
- Extremely limited mintage - 388
- Australian legal tender
- Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
- Presentation packaging
- Item Code 3S2406ABAA
- Barcode 9327025056173
- Issue Limit 388
- Release Date 28 November 2023
The unique tribute to the legendary lunar calendar portrays the fifth animal in the Chinese lunar calendar in vivid colour and enshrines the character for ‘DRAGON’ in pure gold.
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.
According to Chinese tradition, the emperor ordered a great race between all the animals on Earth to determine who should occupy 12 positions on the lunar calendar. To complete the course, each animal had to cross a fast-flowing river. While leading the race, the noble dragon stopped to make rain for the people, ultimately reaching the opposite bank in fifth place.
Those born under the sign of the Chinese Lunar Dragon in 2024, 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976 and every 12th preceding year, are said to be ambitious, successful, and charismatic.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 388 of the 2024 Year of the Dragon 1 Kilo Silver Coloured Coin with Gold Privy Mark.
The coin’s reverse portrays a coloured dragon with water cascading from its mouth, stylised waves, and a flaming pearl, a symbol of wisdom. Also included in the design is a 1-gram pure gold privy insert portraying the Chinese character for ‘dragon’, the inscription ‘DRAGON 2024’, and a ‘P125’ mintmark signifying The Perth Mint’s 125th anniversary.
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 fineness, and the monetary denomination
The coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid decorated with a silver geometric design. The case is packaged in a beautifully illustrated shipper portraying the story of how the dragon became the fifth animal of the Chinese lunar calendar and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The shippers of future animals in the Lunar Series III will, when arrayed together, form a diorama depicting the ancient myth of The Great Race.
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