The new Dragon and Tiger Silver Coin design from the Perth Mint represents the natural balance and interdependence found in Chinese philosophical accounts of feng shui. The dragon and tiger are chosen for this type of design because they represent a perfect match for one another, and the Perth Mint issued these beautiful silver coins for sale with this design in a limited mintage. The 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Dragon and Tiger Coin is currently available to you for purchase online at Silver.com with an NGC certification.
- Ships to you housed inside of the protective plastic slab of the NGC!
- Availability limited within the original 50,000-coin mintage!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by Australia.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Queen Elizabeth II is featured on the coin’s obverse.
- The dragon and tiger circle a flaming pearl on the coin’s reverse.
The dragon is a powerful and revered symbol in Chinese culture. Dating back to the ancient societies of China, the dragon has been held in high regard as a divine creature which embodies power, wealth, and good fortune. The dragon is commonly designed in Chinese art pursuing a flaming pearl.
Included within the 2018 Silver Australian Dragon and Tiger design from the Perth Mint is a flaming pearl in the center, as well as a powerful tiger. Like the dragon, tigers are viewed as lucky animals and are also symbols of bravery and power. The striping pattern on the forehead of tigers is similar in appearance to the Chinese character for “king,” making the beast a popular choice of kings and easy to associate with power.
On the obverse of the 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Dragon and Tiger coin, you’ll find the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. In this right-profile design, the Queen is depicted around the age of 70 wearing a royal crown in what is considered the fourth-generation portrait used throughout her long reign as Queen of England and Queen of Australia as the leader of the Commonwealth.
The reverse of 2018 Australian Dragon and Tiger coins features the tiger and dragon circling the flaming pearl. The pursuit of the flaming pearl is often a metaphor for wisdom and enlightenment, with many artistic renderings depicting the pearl as it swirls through a field of mist, smoke, and shadows.
These 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Dragon and Tiger coins are in near-perfect condition according to the NGC. Coins with a Mint State 69 certification showcase full, original mint luster but also feature a maximum of two minor detracting flaws.
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