AUSTRALIAN LUNAR SERIES III

2024 YEAR OF THE DRAGON

1oz SILVER PROOF HIGH RELIEF COIN

*Please Note: This coin is currently available for pre-order*

Highlighting the fifth animal in the Chinese lunar calendar, this 1oz silver proof high relief coin is an impressive tribute to the lunar dragon and represents the very best in minting excellence and design.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Year of the Dragon design in stunning high relief
  • Australian legal tender
  • Proof Quality 99.99% pure silver
  • Limited mintage - 3,888
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Presentation packaging

PRODUCT INFORMATION:

  • Item Code                3S2436DAAA
  • Barcode                   9327025050461
  • Maximum Mintage 3,888
  • Release Date           2 February 2024

According to Chinese tradition, the emperor ordered a great race between all the animals on Earth to determine who should occupy 12 positions in the lunar calendar. To complete the course, each animal had to cross a fast-flowing river. 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.

Each coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 3,888 of the Australian Lunar Series III 2024 Year of the Dragon 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin.

DESIGN

The coin's reverse portrays a dragon with water cascading from its mouth, stylised waves, and a flaming pearl, a symbol of wisdom. 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 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.

PRESENTATION

Each individual 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.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107
Maximum Diameter (mm) 32.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 6.10
Maximum Mintage 3,888
Designer  Ing Ing Jong

 

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