2018 2 oz Australia Dragon and Tiger .9999 Silver High Relief Proof Coin (NGC First Release PF70)
This is the first time the Perth Mint has created a 2oz Silver High Relief Proof coin!
In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature embodying power, wealth and good fortune. Dragons are frequently depicted in pursuit of the flaming pearl, a metaphor for wisdom and enlightenment, which is often represented swirling through mist, smoke and shadows. Like the dragon, the tiger is considered a lucky animal and has been held in awe for centuries. The pattern on the forehead of a tiger is very similar to the Chinese character for “king” hence it has become a symbol of bravery and power.
In feng shui, the dragon and the tiger are considered perfect matches for one another. According to the traditional Chinese philosophical account of natural balance and interdependence, the tiger is ‘yin’, or female energy, and the dragon is ‘yang’ (male).
Struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
No more than 1,500 of the Dragon & Tiger 2oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin will be released.
The coin’s reverse depicts exquisitely detailed representations of a dragon, a tiger and a flaming pearl, with a stylised representation of clouds in the background. The design includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2018 year-date are shown on the coin’s obverse.
The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.
The coin is housed in a classic grey display case, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity and packaged in a themed shipper.
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