The silver coins for sale in the Silver Rectangular Dragon Series from Perth Mint come with BU and proof versions. The BU coins debuted in 2018 and were the first rectangular legal tender coins issued in the world. The proof version of the coins comes with limited mintages and presentation packaging. Right now, 20211 oz Proof Silver Australian Rectangular Dragons are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside clear displays with a themed shipper and numbered Certificate of Authenticity!
- Fourth release in the Silver Australian Rectangular Dragon Series!
- Mintage limited to 3,888 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- The obverse features Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is a coiled dragon.
- Proof specimens.
Each of the 2021 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Rectangular Dragons in this listing comes with presentation packaging from Perth Mint. The mint houses each coin in its own clear display with a themed shipper available. Perth also offers a numbered Certificate of Authenticity with each coin. Proof coins such as these have frosted designs and mirrored fields.
The coins in the Silver Rectangular Dragon Series offer a different depiction of the Chinese dragon each year. The Chinese dragon is a legendary creature from Chinese folklore and mythology. Unlike the dragons of European folklore and mythology, the Chinese dragon has been depicted as many animal-like figures, including turtles and fish. However, the most common depiction is a snake-like beast that has four legs, no wings, and is not known to breathe fire.
Obverse visuals on the 2021 Proof Silver Australian Rectangular Dragons include an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is shown here in the popular sixth-generation portrait from Australian coins. This image was designed for the Royal Mint of England in 2015 by Jody Clark and came to Australian coins in 2018. This effigy shows the Queen in right-profile relief at the age of 89.
On the reverse side of 2021 1 oz Proof Silver Rectangular Dragons is an image of the Chinese dragon. In this particular design for the series, the dragon is shown coiled up in the shape of an eight. The beast’s claws are opened on all four legs as its face stares directly at you. The number eight is considered lucky in Chinese culture.
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