2021 Australia Dragon Proof Silver Rectangular Coin
The Perth Mint is excited to release this 1oz silver proof coin featuring the Chinese dragon in a unique rectangular format.
Depicted as serpentine-shaped creatures with piercing eyes, horns, whiskers, scales and sharp claws, mythological dragons have been part of Chinese culture for thousands of years. Despite their fearsome appearance, they are revered as benevolent creatures with divine origins. Said to offer humanity guidance and protection, they symbolised the emperor’s sacred power and are still regarded as powerful omens of good fortune.
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The coin’s reverse depicts a striking image of a Chinese dragon with a tightly curled body. Included in the design is The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The coin’s obverse bears the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2021 year-date, the weight and fineness and the monetary denomination.