The Perth Mint has a new series of silver for sale in 2021 in the form of the Chinese Myths & Legends Series. The collection picks up where previous releases left off by focusing on the Chinese dragon. While previous coins with this motif paired the dragon with other symbolic creatures like the tiger and phoenix, the new series starts with a singular focus on the mythological Chinese dragon. Now, 2021 2 oz Proof Silver Australian Chinese Myths & Legends Dragon Coins are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside clear display cases with a themed shipper and Certificate of Authenticity included!
- First release in the Silver Chinese Myths & Legends Series!
- Mintage limited to 1,000 coins only!
- High-relief specimens!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $2 (AUD) by Australia.
- The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is a dragon within the clouds.
- Artwork from Natasha Muhl.
Chinese dragons are widely associated with a variety of factors in Chinese culture. One of the most common associations of the dragon comes from Chinese religion. The dragon is believed to be the ruler of weather and water. In fact, dragons were said to have been the source of the four major rivers in China.
This legend dictates that as the people of China prayed to the Jade Emperor for rain, those prayers fell on deaf ears. It is said that the dragons took it upon themselves to scoop up water from the ocean in their mouths to drop from the sky. This water provided the people with the water crops needed to grow. As punishment for this, the Jade Emperor trapped the dragons to the Earth with mountains, forming the four rivers of China.
The obverse of 2021 2 oz Proof Chinese Myths & Legends Dragon Coins features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This effigy of the monarch is a left-profile bust that shows the Queen wearing the George IV State Diadem Crown.
On the reverse side of 2021 2 oz Proof Australian Chinese Myths & Legends Dragons is an image of the Chinese dragon. The serpent-like beast is shown with a flaming pearl in its claws and is set against a background motif of stylized clouds.
These 2021 2 oz Proof Silver Australian Chinese Myths & Legends Dragons are housed in clear displays. The black display box has a clear lid and comes inside of a themed shipping box. A numbered Certificate of Authenticity is included with purchase. The high-relief strike delivers higher relief for the design element and greater depth for the background field.
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