The Perth Mint is excited to release 1oz gold and silver bullion coins featuring a Chinese dragon in a unique rectangular format.

In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature, a symbol of power, strength, wealth, and good fortune, and it is often portrayed alongside a luminous or flaming pearl. Dragons are also believed to be the rulers of water and weather.

Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 20,000 of the Dragon 2019 1oz Gold Bullion Rectangular Coin.

Design

The coin’s reverse depicts a stylised Chinese dragon chasing a flaming pearl, with clouds in the background. The design also includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

The Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, 2019 year-date and the weight and fineness are depicted on the coin’s obverse.

Designer(s):

Designer and engraver Jody Clark joined the Royal Mint UK in 2012. His portrait of Queen Elizabeth II became the fifth official portrait in 2015 (View Designer’s Profile).

Presentation

The Dragon 2019 1oz Gold Bullion Rectangular Coin is presented in a protective acrylic capsule. The Dragon 2019 1oz Silver Bullion Rectangular Coin is presented without a capsule in protective, convenient tubes of 20 coins. There are 10 tubes to a monster box.

Coin Specifications:

Country: Australia
Year Of Issue: 2019
Denomination: Silver: 1 Dollar (AUD); Gold: 100 Dollars
Mint Mark: P
Mintage: Silver: 250,000; Gold: 20,000
Alloy: .9999 Silver; .9999 Gold
Weight: 31.107 g
Dimensions: Silver: 47.6 mm x 27.6 mm; Gold: 41.6 mm x 24.6 mm
Thickness: Silver: 5.60 mm; Gold: 2.40 mm
OBV Designer Jody Clark
REV Designer Jennifer McKenna

 

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