The Perth Mint broke new ground in the precious metals industry in 2018 with the release of the first-ever rectangular bullion coins. Similar in appearance to silver and gold bars, these stunning rectangular coins were the first of their kind to feature a face value backed by a sovereign government. Right now, 2019 1 oz Silver Australian Rectangular Dragon Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of protective packaging, mint tubes with 20 coins, or Mini Monster Boxes with 200 coins!
- Second year of availability for rectangular coins!
- Mintage limited to 250,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the Australian federal government.
- Obverse includes the new effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features the stylized image of a dragon.
- Comes with a “P” mint mark from the Perth Mint.
Each of the individual 2019 1 oz Silver Australian Rectangular Dragon Coins in this product listing comes to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are offered by the Perth Mint with individual protective packaging, mint tubes of 20 coins, or Mini Monster Boxes with 200 coins in total housed inside of 10 separate tubes.
The Rectangular Dragon coin release is in its second year of availability. The 2018 design was the same as these 2019 coins and those debut coins marked the first-ever coins with a rectangular shape. The coins feature the most prominent mythical creature in Chinese culture: the dragon. Dragons are the official symbol of the People’s Republic of China and serve as a symbol of power, military strength, good luck and fortune.
On the obverse of 2019 1 oz Silver Australian Rectangular Dragon Coins is the newest effigy of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on Australian coinage. The image is a right-profile portrait created for the Royal Mint of England in 2015 by Jody Clark. This design comes to most Australian bullion coinage in 2019 and is the sixth effigy of Her Majesty to feature on coins from Australia.
The reverse side of 2019 Silver Australian Rectangular Dragon Coins features the stylized image of a dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl. Contrary to European depictions of the dragon, the Chinese dragon is a serpent-like beast with no wings and four (sometimes six) legs. In this design, the dragon pursues a flaming pearl, the symbol of infinite wisdom.
Founded in 1899, the Perth Mint is Australia’s oldest operating mint. Once part of the Royal Mint system on the continent, today it operates independent of the younger Royal Australian Mint and is owned by the state government of Western Australia.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Silver.com customer service is available to you at 888-989-7223, online using our live chat, and via our email address.