The Perth Mint is delighted to unveil a new Australian legal tender silver bullion coin featuring a design abounding in Chinese symbolism. Complementing the annual Australian Bullion Coin Program, the 2017 Dragon and Phoenix is a standalone release meticulously struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver. An excellent way for investors to accumulate silver from one of the world’s most trusted sources, the coin’s maximum mintage of just 50,000 is also expected to inspire considerable interest among collectors.
The dragon has supreme status in Chinese mythology as the greatest divine force on Earth. The Phoenix is regarded as an immortal bird whose rare appearance foreshadows harmony at the ascent to the throne of a new emperor. In Feng Shui, the dragon and phoenix are perfect matches for one another. The phoenix is ‘yin’ while the dragon is ‘yang’ in the Chinese philosophical account of natural balance and interdependence. Their portrayal together is a widely recognized symbol of everlasting love.
The coin’s reverse depicts exquisitely detailed representations of both mythical creatures on a background of stylized clouds. The design includes a flaming pearl – a sign of wisdom, prosperity, and power. The reverse also incorporates a ‘P’ mintmark reflecting The Perth Mint’s 117 years of excellence in precious metal minting.
This stunning coin features a high quality bullion finish comprising polished design elements on a delicately frosted background. Often referred to as ‘reverse proof’, the finish is associated with the highest quality bullion coins in the world.
While stocks last, the 2017 Dragon and Phoenix 1oz silver bullion coin may be purchased in person from the Bullion Desk at The Perth Mint Shop, or online from www.perthmintbullion.com. Alternatively, Australian buyers can contact Ainslie Bullion in Brisbane.