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2024 Australia Stamp and Coin Lunar Blue Dragon 1 oz Silver Coin NGC MS 69

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Item specifics
Year of Issue:2024
Issuing Country:Australia
Weight:1 oz
Finish:BU, Colorized
Special Feature:Coin Show Special
Grade:MS 69
Diameter:40.90 mm
Denomination:$1 AUD
Packaging:In Card w/COA, NGC Archival Acrylic Holder

The dragon commands the highest respect in Chinese culture. For thousands of years, it was associated with the emperor and his descendants, symbolising wisdom, enlightenment, and benevolence. The dragon is also one of the 12 animals featured in the ancient lunar calendar. Those born under the sign of the lunar dragon in 2024, 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, and every 12th preceding year, are said to be ambitious, successful, and charismatic.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Perth Stamp and Coin Show Special Australian Lunar Series III Blue Dragon 2024 Year of the Dragon 1oz Silver Coloured Coin in Card in individual packaging from a maximum mintage of 200,000.

The coin’s reverse portrays a coloured Chinese dragon and a flaming pearl, a symbol of wisdom. 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.

The coin 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 weight and fineness, and the monetary denomination.

The coin is presented in a stylised presentation card which features a fold-out stand for upright display.