Following the launch of the Two Dragons Silver One Ounce precious metal coin earlier this year, The Royal Mint has launched its dramatic ‘Two Dragons’ design on a limited edition one ounce gold bullion coin. The special design marks continued success with expansion into the Asian bullion market by the 1,100 year old organisation, based in Wales, UK.
Dragons are amongst the best known mythical beasts, and are found in legends all over the world. Wales is well known for the use of the fearsome creature as a symbol representing the country, whilst in Chinese mythology, dragons are said to control the elements and are thought to be symbols of power and strength.
Chris Howard, Director of Royal Mint Bullion, said of the Two Dragons coin launch: “With both Wales and Asia sharing dragons in common, it is only fitting that two different interpretations of the legendary creature are captured together on a coin to celebrate the two very different cultures – Welsh and Asian. “The Royal Mint Bullion team has been delighted with the warm welcome the organisation’s precious metal bullion coins have received in Asia.”
The Two Dragons coin has been designed by heraldic artist, Timothy Noad MA, HSDAD, FSSI, HFCLAS. Timothy holds the title of Herald Painter (heraldic artist) and Scrivener (calligrapher) for Her Majesty’s College of Arms in London, and is also Scribe and Illuminator to Her Majesty’s Crown Office at the House of Lords.
A limited mintage run of 5,000 of this special coin has been struck in 999.9 gold, minted to bullion standard and carrying the UK Government assurance of weight and purity. A further addition is the textured ‘guilloche’ finish that appears on the obverse, surrounding the portrait of Her Majesty The Queen by Jody Clark.