The Silver Australian Rectangular Dragon coin was released in 2018 with a bullion option and a proof collectible. The collectible version of the coin has beautiful packaging and features a mintage figure that points to the importance of the number eight in Chinese culture. Today, 2018 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Rectangular Dragon Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of a clear case with themed shipper and Certificate of Authenticity included!
- First issue of a proof silver rectangular coin from Perth Mint!
- Mintage limited to 3,888 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- The face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by the Australian government.
- On the obverse is a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse includes a Chinese dragon with the flaming pearl and stylized clouds.
- Proof option!
Dragons have long played a role in Chinese culture and mythology. When the people of Ancient China were struggling with a lack of rain for their crops and their appeals to the Jade Emperor had gone unheard, dragons reportedly stepped in. It is said that four dragons scooped up water from the oceans and sprayed it over China to water the plants. As punishment for this movement, the Jade Emperor trapped the dragons to the ground with mountains and their bodies formed the four great rivers of China.
All of the 2018 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Rectangular Dragon Coins in this product listing come to you with a clear presentation case and an illustrated Chinese Dragon shipping box. The case allows you to view either side of the coin without removing it from the case. The numbered Certificate of Authenticity for the coin is also included with your purchase. Proof coins such as these have frosted designs and mirrored background fields.
On the obverse face of 2018 Proof Silver Australian Rectangular Dragon Coins is Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is depicted here in right-profile relief wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. This is known to be the favorite tiara of the Queen and this design is the fifth to feature on Australian coins during her reign.
The reverse of 2018 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Rectangular Dragon Coins, you will find the image of a Chinese dragon. In Chinese culture, the dragon is depicted as a snake-like figure with four or six legs and a forked tongue. This design depicts the dragon pursuing the flaming pearl, a symbol of infinite wisdom. In a nod to the association dragons have with the weather in Chinese culture, the background field has stylized clouds and water.
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