Precious Metal Collectors reissues its copper-cored ‘9 Sons of the Dragon King’ as a hefty, solid 1.6 kg silver coin

Released in September 2021, ‘9 Sons of the Dragon King’ was a hugely impressive coin struck in PMC’s Bi-Metal Max format. It involves a hefty copper core, in this case over 32 ounces of it, which is clad with five ounces of fine silver. Visually, it looked like a large silver coin, but by keeping the amount of precious metal to a minimum, they also kept the price down as well, to around €650-700.

Now, the gorgeous, intricate design is back, and while it’s visually identical, right down to the antique finish, and the same size, it’s now struck fully in 0.999 silver. Tipping the scales at an impressive 1.6 kilos, you can’t help but be impressed by its appearance. They’ve even managed to lose the ugly italic font of the Bi-Metal Max issue, to something a bit more elegant. It was a superb coin last year, and nothing has diminished that in the meantime.

We don’t usually revisit a design when there’s so much else to cover, but it isn’t often we get a full precious metal numismatic in this weight class, so why not, we thought. Just 99 pieces will be produced, and it should be available to order any time now. We reckon you should expect to pay around €3250 for one.


The 9 dragons are presented, with each of them in fluid motion, creating a sense of movement as they reach toward the fireball in the centre. This fireball is sometimes referred to as the “Flaming Pearl” or “Pearl of Wisdom” in Feng Shui. It is known to be a symbol of prosperity, wisdom, and luck, and also carries significance in the religious faith of Taoism and Buddhism as a ‘sacred pearl’ that grants all wishes. The 9 dragons illustrated in close pursuit of the Flaming Pearl thus represent that success and prosperity are soon to be expected, an indication of good fortune and luck.

As the dragons move towards the Flaming Pearl, clouds form beneath them that represent the dragon’s breath, also called “Sheng Chi” or “Cosmic Breath”. This is the most desired energy in Feng Shui that attracts wealth, luck, and fortune. The clever and intricate use of depth in executing the engraving brings this out to a superb 3D effect. Each feature on the dragons’ body and face is distinctively struck, and at the top of the coin lies an ingot and ancient Chinese coins while the dragons all look and move towards it, symbolizing a clear and defined path to good fortune.

COMPOSITION 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 1600.00 grams
FINISH Antique
MODIFICATIONS Ultra high-relief
BOX / C.O.A. Yes / Yes