Two of China’s most prominent beasts appear on the reverse side of a stunning new silver coin for sale from the Perth Mint. The dragon may be a mythical beast that exists largely in the mind, but the tiger is an all-too-real creature that has stalked the wilds for thousands of years. These two combine in a beautiful design on the new Australian Dragon and Tiger coin. Right now, 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Dragon and Tiger Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Arrives inside of individual protective capsules, sealed rolls of 20, and boxes of 100!
- First release of the Silver Dragon and Tiger coin!
- Mintage limited to 50,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Queen Elizabeth II featured on the coin’s obverse.
- Tiger and Dragon circle one another on the coin’s reverse.
- Designs created by Thomas Vaughan.
Each of the 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Dragon and Tiger Coins in this Silver.com listing is available to you inside the original packaging of the Perth Mint. Individual coins are housed inside of acrylic capsules for the protection of the specimen’s condition and its design elements.
The Dragon and Tiger coin designs from the Perth Mint, available in silver and gold bullion, are a continuation of the similar Dragon and Phoenix coinage. Both designs available to date feature the famed dragon juxtaposed against another popular beast in Chinese culture. In this release, it is the good luck symbol of a tiger.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Dragon and Tiger Coin is the image of a dragon slithering down the right side of the coin’s design field while a tiger prowls on the left side of the design. The natural balance and interdependence of the two symbols places the tiger as “yin” representing female energy and the dragon as “yang” representing male energy. The two creatures circle around a flaming pearl in the center of the design field.
The obverse of Silver Australian Dragon and Tiger Coins include the effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. The longest-reigning monarch in the history of England, the portrait is the fourth-generation effigy created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The Perth Mint is the oldest-operating facility in Australia. Originally opened in 1899, the Perth Mint was initially part of the Royal Mint branch system on the continent. Today, it is a state-owned entity of Western Australia.
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