The Chinese dragon is the focus of various coin designs available to investors and collectors right now. Among the more beautiful designs you’ll find are those from the Perth Mint’s Dragon and Phoenix collection. Available in silver and gold with bullion and proof options, this new design is packed with important symbolism from Chinese culture. Today, 2018 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Dragon and Phoenix Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you housed in the classic display case of the Perth Mint and includes a Certificate of Authenticity!
- First issue of the Dragon and Phoenix design!
- Mintage limited to 2,500 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- The face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse.
- The dragon and phoenix circle a flaming pearl in the center of the reverse.
- Dragon and Phoenix design created by Thomas Vaughan.
No creature in Chinese mythology and culture is more important than the dragon. The divine beast is associated with power and strength, making it a popular choice among emperors as a symbol of their own power as a ruler. The dragon is also associated with wealth and good fortune and is said to possess the ability to control the weather.
The phoenix is an immortal bird that goes through a spectacular cycle of life and death. When it nears the end of its life it bursts into flames spontaneously and from the ashes, a new bird rises. The two creatures are captured in this design from Thomas Vaughan representing yin and yang, with the phoenix situated as yin and the dragon as yang.
All 2018 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Dragon and Phoenix Coins are available to you housed inside of the Perth Mint’s classic black display case. The coins come with a Certificate of Authenticity which ships alongside the display case in a Dragon and Phoenix full-color shipper box.
On the obverse of the Silver Australian Dragon and Phoenix Coin is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. This particular effigy is the fourth-generation portrait which captures her in right-profile relief. It was designed for the Royal Mint of England in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The reverse of the 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Dragon and Phoenix Coin includes the phoenix on the left and dragon on the right as the pair circle a flaming pearl. Chinese culture holds up the flaming pearl as a symbol of wisdom and enlightenment capable of ridding a person of their troubles.
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