2024 Perth Mint Lunar Dragon Silver Coin - 1/2oz
Original price $25.81 - Original price $25.81
$25.81 - $25.81
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The 2024 Lunar Dragon silver bullion coin from the Perth Mint Lunar Series III celebrates the fifth animal of the lunar zodiac. It is always a highly anticipated series, released annually by the Perth Mint.
The year includes a special ‘P125’ anniversary mintmark visible on the reverse of the coin.
Each animal of the lunar zodiac is said to bestow its dominant characteristics on those born during its rule. The fifth of 12 animals in the calendar, the dragon bestows bravery, ambition, intelligence, and good fortune on those born under its influence in 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 and 2024.
The coin’s reverse portrays a Chinese mythical dragon with waves and fog - allusions to its control of the elements. The Chinese character for ‘dragon’, the inscription ‘DRAGON 2024’, and a ‘P125’ mintmark signifying The Perth Mint’s 125th anniversary can also be seen on the reverse of the coin.
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The obverse highlights Jody Clark’s design of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions include ‘ELIZABETH II,” “1 DOLLAR,” “AUSTRALIA,” “2024”, as well as the weight and purity. This years coin also includes The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse, featuring the Jody Clark effigy supplemented with the dates of Her Majesty’s reign.
For additional peace of mind, this 1/2oz coin incorporates an authentication feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter. Detectable under a magnifying glass, its main role is to make the coin significantly more difficult to be counterfeited.
- Contains: 1/2 troy ounce of .9999 pure silver
- Producer: The Perth Mint
- Country: Australia
- Series: Lunar Series III
- Mintage: Unlimited
- Legal tender: 50 Cents AUD
- Condition: Uncirculated
- Year of production: 2024
- Diameter: 32.60mm
- Thickness: 2.90mm
- Weight: 15.553g
- Effigy: Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
- Product packaging: Single coin capsule, sleeves of 20 pieces