The dragon is arguably the most important mythical creature and animal symbol in Chinese culture. In celebration of the recent Chinese New Year, the Perth Mint released a unique rectangular silver bullion coin. The design focuses on the Chinese depiction of a dragon, and is available in BU condition. Right now, 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Rectangular Dragon Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in protective plastic, tubes of 20, or monster boxes of 200 coins!
- Limited mintage of only 500,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse includes the ornate depiction of a dragon.
Each of the 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Rectangular Dragon Coins available to you through this listing are in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear from handling, though minor flaws from the coining process are a possibility. These flaws are limited to breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
The dragon is a powerful symbol Chinese culture that is often used to reflect power, strength, wealth and good fortune. Dragons are viewed by some as the rulers of water and weather, with the mythical beasts viewed as divine creatures.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Rectangular Dragon Coin is the image of a serpent-like dragon. The long body of the dragon snakes its way down the length of the coin, twisting and turning from side to side as it does. The design is exceptionally ornate and in line with many depictions of the dragon in Chinese culture. There is a small engraving on the right side of the coin’s reverse that includes the “P” mint mark.
The obverse of the Australian Silver Rectangular Dragon Coin includes the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s right-profile portrait on this face was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley as the fourth-generation depiction of the Queen during her long reign as the monarch of England. The coin’s year of issue, face value, nation of issue, weight, purity, and metal content all accompany the Queen’s name as engravings on this side.
Perth Mint produces these coins for sale. The oldest operating mint in Australia, Perth opened in 1899 as a facility within the Royal Mint system. Today, it operates independent of the Australian sovereign mint in Canberra, the Royal Australian Mint.
If you have any questions about these unique silver coins, please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion. You can call us at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or email us directly.