The Perth Mint has a rich tradition of striking bullion coins with beautiful Chinese cultural imagery. Beyond its famed Lunar Series II collection, the mint releases other coins with designs of cultural significance to the people of China. Latest among these is the Dragon and Phoenix coin. Today, you can purchase the 2018 1 oz Dragon and Phoenix Gold Coin from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of protective capsules, with multiples of 20 in sealed rolls, and 100 in a sealed box!
- 2nd annual issue of the Dragon and Phoenix coin design!
- Limited mintage of only 5,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Face value of $100 (AUD) is fully backed by Australias government.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II.
- Ornate design of the Dragon and Phoenix features on the reverse.
In 2017, the Perth Mint released the Dragon and Phoenix design for the first time as a silver bullion coin. Following the immense success of that initial release, the program returns with the same design again in 2018 and includes the 1 oz gold option as well. The coins have a very small mintage of just 5,000, which is incredibly low for bullion coins.
All 2018 1 oz Dragon and Phoenix Gold Coins in this listing are in BU condition. Coins in this condition show no indications of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks from the production process at the mint.
On the reverse of all 2018 1 oz Dragon and Phoenix Coins is the ornate design of the two mythological creatures. The dragon is a preeminent animal in Chinese culture and lore, and is a representation of power, strength, and good luck. Often associated with control over water, rainfall, and floods, the background design on this coin reflects those powers with intricate cloud imagery.
Dueling with the dragon on this side of the coin is a phoenix. This mythical bird possessed the power of regeneration, with each one dying in a show of flames and combustion before being born anew out of the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix is often associated with the sun in many cultures. There is also a flaming pearl in the center of the coins reverse design.
The obverse of the Dragon and Phoenix Gold Coins bears the likeness of Queen Elizabeth II. This fourth-generation design was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley for British and commonwealth coinage, and captures the Queen in right-profile relief.
Please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion if you have questions about this coin. You can reach our customer service team at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or simply send us an email with your inquiries.