There are few creatures more prominent in the culture and mythology of Chinese people than the dragon and phoenix. The dragon has long been a sign of power that predates the First Emperor of China who bestowed the title of dragon upon himself in 200 BC. 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Dragon and Phoenix Coins are available to you for purchase online today at Silver.com.
- Coins available to ship to you inside of a protective capsule, rolls of 20, or boxes of 100 coins!
- Stunning combination of the dragon and phoenix in one design!
- Mintage limited to 50,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by Australia.
- Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse.
- A dragon and phoenix circle the flaming pearl on the reverse.
The dragon has long been the most respected symbol in Chinese culture. It has been associated with Chinese emperors as a symbol of their power and military strength, but it is also known among common people as a sign of good luck and fortune. The phoenix is known around the world as a symbol of rebirth, but it has added meaning to Chinese culture.
A phoenix was most commonly used in Chinese culture during the ascension of a new emperor. The phoenix was used to represent harmony within the kingdom when a new emperor would rise to the throne. In this way, it is not too far off from the concept of rebirth as a new leader could bring about a rebirth of the kingdom.
The reverse field of 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Dragon and Phoenix Coins includes the two main creatures around the outer design fields. The two circle one another with the phoenix on the left and the dragon on the right. Both creatures are in pursuit of the flaming pearl that is situated in the center. The dragon and the phoenix both have their eyes wide open and fixed on the flaming pearl in the center. The design field includes stylized clouds as part of the background elements.
On the obverse face of 2017 Silver Australian Dragon and Phoenix Coins is a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is featured here in right-profile relief. This design was created for the Royal Mint of England in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley. It served as the fourth-generation British coin design until 2015, the fifth-generation Australian design until 2018, and is still in use in Commonwealth nations such as New Zealand and Tuvalu.
These 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Dragon and Phoenix Coins are available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The 1 oz silver coins are available inside of protective capsules, rolls of 20, or boxes of 100 coins.
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