In the latest product release from the Perth Mint of Australia, the Chinese dragon has found a new foe to tangle with on the surface of a silver bullion coin. The new Dragon and Tiger coin mimics the design elements of the recently-released Dragon and Phoenix coinage. The 2018 1 oz Australian Dragon and Tiger Silver Coin is currently available to you for online purchase from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of individual protective capsules, sealed rolls of 20, and boxes of 100!
- 1st issue of the Dragon and Tiger Silver coin!
- Limited mintage of only 50,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by Australia.
- On the obverse, you’ll find Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse pits the Dragon and Tiger against one another.
- Design on the reverse from Thomas Vaughan.
The dragon is the most significant beast in the cultural history of China. It is revered as a mythical being that embodies power, wealth, and good fortune. Those in Chinese society who are believed to possess good fortune are often associated with the dragon, while emperors have longed used the dragon as a symbol of their own power and wealth.
In Chinese culture, the tiger also plays a significant role. The tiger is viewed as a lucky animal as well and has been held in high regard for centuries. A symbol of power and bravery, the tiger’s common stripe pattern on its head reflects a design similar to that of a crown. Although these two beasts appear to circle one another on the new 2018 1 oz Australian Dragon and Tiger Silver Coin as foes, they are actually a good pairing.
The reverse of the 2018 1 oz Australian Dragon and Tiger Silver Coins includes the image of a tiger prowling on the left side of the design field as a dragon circles on the right side of the field. In Chinese feng shui, the dragon and tiger are a perfect match for one another and mesh together in ideal fashion on the face of these coins.
On the obverse of the new Australian Dragon and Tiger Silver Coin is Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty serves uniquely as the Queen of Australia, a title she does not hold in all Commonwealth nations, and features on these coins in the right-profile portrait created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley for the Royal Mint of England.
All coins in the Australian Dragon and Tiger Silver Coin collection are issued by the Perth Mint of Australia, the nation’s oldest operating mint. The Perth Mint houses each individual silver coin inside of an acrylic capsule for its protection.
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