The Lunar Series III program enters its fifth year at Perth Mint with a distinctive image of the famed Chinese dragon. Created by Ing Ing Jong, the 2024 Lunar Year of the Dragon lineup at Perth Mint includes distinctive designs for the silver and gold coins, with the 1 oz platinum coin featuring the design used on the gold coins. Now, 2024 10 oz Australian Gold Lunar Dragon Coins are available for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coins arrive inside plastic capsules!
- 5th date in the Lunar Series III program!
- Unlimited mintage in this weight!
- Contains 10 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $1,000 (AUD) by Australia.
- Obverse includes the memorial bust of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features a depiction of the Chinese dragon.
- Special 125th-anniversary mint mark from Perth Mint.
- Micro-engraved security letter on the reverse.
The Chinese dragon has a history that dates back thousands of years to ancient China. It is one of the most iconic and enduring symbols in Chinese culture. The earliest depictions of dragons can be traced to the Shang and Zhou dynasties (16th-3rd centuries BCE).
In Chinese culture, the dragon has long been associated with the emperor and imperial power. Emperors were often referred to as “Sons of the Dragon,” and the dragon was a symbol of their authority. The dragon motif was used extensively in imperial architecture, clothing, and art.
For the obverse design of 2024 10 oz Gold Lunar Dragon Coins, Perth Mint again features its memorial bust of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Jody Clark’s 2015 depiction of the Queen includes the George IV State Diadem on her head and the field features the 70-year date mark for her reign as Queen of England.
In the reverse design of 2024 Australian Gold Lunar Dragons, Ing Ing Jong offers a stirring rendition of the Chinese dragon. Depicted as it most often is, the dragon is shown as a serpent-like beast with four legs. The creature’s body is coiled in front of stylized depictions of fog and waves. This side includes a P125 mint mark in honor of Perth Mint’s 125th anniversary.
These 2024 10 oz Australian Gold Lunar Dragon Coins are available to you for purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Perth Mint offers an unlimited mintage for the 10 oz gold coin in this series, indicating it will produce the coins until the end of 2024.
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