2024 Australia Lunar Series III Year of the Dragon 1oz Silver Coin NGC MS 70

$66.50

Item specifics
Year of Issue:2024
Issuing Country:Australia
Weight:1 oz
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9999
Mintage:300,000
Finish:BU
Certification:NGC
Grade:MS 70
Diameter:40.90 mm
Denomination:$1 AUD
Packaging:NGC Archival Acrylic Holder

Meticulously crafted from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, this coin from the Australian Lunar Series III – 2024 Year of the Dragon celebrates the fifth animal of the lunar zodiac.

Symbol of good fortune

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.

Year of the Dragon design

The coin’s reverse portrays a Chinese mythical dragon with stylised waves and fog – allusions to its control of the elements. Included in the design is the Chinese character for ‘dragon’, the inscription ‘DRAGON 2024’, and a ‘P125’ mintmark signifying The Perth Mint’s 125th anniversary.

Memorial Obverse

The obverse bears the Jody Clark Memorial Obverse of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II supplemented with the dates of her reign ‘1952-2022’, as well as the coin’s weight, purity, and monetary denomination.

Authentication feature

For additional peace of mind, this 1oz coin incorporates an authentication feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter. Detectable under a magnifying glass, it is designed to make it significantly more difficult for the coin to be counterfeited.

Presentation

The coin is presented in a protective acrylic capsule.

  • 99.99% pure silver
  • Features the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse
  • Special ‘P125’ anniversary mintmark
  • Australian legal tender
  • Authentication feature