07 November 2023
The Perth Mint has continued its long-running Australian Lunar coin series with the launch of a 'Year of the Dragon' collection, consisting of coins in gold, silver and platinum, and in a variety of sizes and denominations
The first coins in the series were issued in November and further releases will be made leading up to Lunar New Year in February 2024.
The coin series, which consists of the 12 animals of the lunar zodiac, commenced in 1996 and is now in its third series.
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Products in the new range of coins include:
- Australian Lunar Series III 2024 Year of the Dragon 1oz Silver Coloured Coin in Card (Price: AUD 86.36)
- Australian Lunar Series III Red Dragon 2024 Year of the Dragon 1oz Silver Coloured Coin in Card (Price: AUD 86.36)
- Australian Lunar Series III 2024 Year of the Dragon 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin (Price: AUD 75.00)
- Australian Lunar Series III 2024 Year of the Dragon 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin (Price: AUD 1,081.81)
- Australian Lunar Series III 2024 Year of the Dragon 1/10oz Gold Proof Coin (Price: AUD 445.45)
- Australian Lunar Series III 2024 Year of the Dragon 1oz Gold Proof Coin (Price: AUD 4,227.27)
Perth Mint’s General Manager Minted Products, Neil Vance, said:
"Over the years, the Australian Lunar Series has attracted a global audience of collectors and investors. Portraying the most auspicious animal in the lunar zodiac, the dragon coins will be highly sought after. The coins are struck with expert attention to detail and quality in our minting facility in Perth. Each coin is a rare and beautiful piece that does enormous credit to this year’s designer, Ing Ing Jong.”
In 2024 The Perth Mint celebrates its 125th anniversary and to mark this milestone all 2024-dated coins will bear a special ‘P125’ mintmark on the reverse side. The Lunar Dragon coins will be the first issued to carry this mintmark.
Find out more at: www.perthmint.com/shop/collector-coins