The Lunar Series III program at Perth Mint is a popular continuation of lunar-themed coinage that the mint has offered since 1996. Aside from BU Lunar Series III coins, Perth Mint also offers collectible coins with high-relief strikes, colorized fields, and even antique polishes. Now, 2024 2 oz Antique Australian Silver Lunar Dragon Coins are available for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coins arrive in black Perth Mint displays with a themed shipper and a Certificate of Authenticity!
- 5th release in the Lunar Series III program!
- Beautiful antique visuals!
- Limited mintage of only 1,888 coins!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $2 (AUD) by Australia.
- Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- Dragon spewing water from its mouth on the reverse.
- Artwork by Ing Ing Jong.
The Chinese dragon holds significant cultural and symbolic importance in Chinese folklore and traditions, including its association with the lunar calendar. The Chinese lunar calendar is a lunisolar calendar, which means it is based on the cycles of the moon as well as the sun. Each year in the Chinese zodiac is associated with one of the twelve animals, and the dragon is one of these zodiac animals.
The dragon is considered a symbol of strength, good fortune, and power in Chinese culture. It is not only associated with the lunar calendar but also plays a prominent role in various aspects of Chinese mythology and history.
In the obverse design of the 2024 2 oz Antique Silver Lunar Dragon Coin, Perth Mint continues with the final effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Designed in 2015 by Jody Clark, this image first appeared on Australian coins in 2017 and captures the Queen at the age of 89 wearing the George IV State Diadem.
For the reverse field of 2024 Antique Australian Silver Lunar Dragons, Ing Ing Jong offers a front-facing view of the dragon. Here, the dragon is shown as a benevolent creature that is spewing water forth from its mouth.
These 2024 2 oz Antique Australian Silver Lunar Dragon Coins are available individually in classic Perth Mint displays. The coins are housed in black displays with clear, acrylic lids. The case is packaged in a Lunar Series-themed shipper that includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
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