In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature, a symbol of power, strength, wealth and good fortune, and it is often portrayed in pursuit of a chasing a luminous or flaming pearl.
The flaming pearl is viewed as a metaphor for wisdom, enlightenment and spiritual essence. It is also said to rid a person of their troubles and bring them career success as well as fortune and good health. Dragons are frequently depicted in pursuit of the flaming pearl, this is often represented through swirling through mist, smoke and shadows.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.
High Relief Design
The coin’s reverse depicts exquisitely detailed representations of a dragon, a phoenix and a flaming pearl, with a stylised representation of clouds in the background. The design includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
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.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin's obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2017 year-date and the monetary denomination.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 500 of the Dragon and Phoenix 2017 2oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin.
Presentation Packaging with Numbered Certificate
The coin is housed in a prestigious timber display case with a themed shipper, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.