The Perth Mint introduced in 1996 the Australian Lunar Gold Series. This was started with the Year of the Rat in 1996 and then each subsequent year, a new design was released featuring each of the twelve animals of the ancient Chinese Zodiac. The last release of this Lunar Series was the Pig in 2007. The coins were very popular and this lead the Perth Mint to release a second Lunar Gold Series (Lunar Series II) in 2008, after the first Lunar Series (Lunar Series I) was completed.
The Coins were originally available in weights of 1 OZ, 1/4 OZ, 1/10 OZ and 1/20 OZ in bullion format, and a three coin proof set in numismatic format. With the success of this series the bullion offerings as well as the numismatic offerings were extended to include many other weights, proofs and colored versions. The Lunar Series Coins have been subject to specific maximum mintages, thus making them in more demand and creating a premium for many of those coins. For sale is a 2000 Australia Year of the Dragon one OZ Gold Coin graded by PCGS as MS69. This is the fifth coin in this series and is the most popular and most desired lunar gold, with full mintage of 30,000.The photographs are of the actual certified coin that you will receive. Actual Declared Mintage: 30,000. The obverse design features the young portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Depicts the traditional Chinese dragon surrounded by wisps of fire and near the pearl of wisdom. Those born within the date range of February 5, 2000 to January 23, 2001 are said to have been born in the Year of the Dragon. These people are believed to have vitality, strength, and determination. The dragon itself has been used as a symbol of wealth and power and is believed to bring good fortune and prosperity. The dragon is the only mythological creature within the Chinese zodiac and has a rich mythology which lends to popularity with coin collectors, precious metals investors, and the general public. Sign up for our FREE Newsletter. Or follow us to get e-mails about our new products and promotions on a regular (weekly/biweekly) basis.
You can unsubscribe at anytime and there are No obligations. We will respond within 24 hrs.The item "2000 AUSTRALIA $100 YEAR OF THE DRAGON GOLD COIN PCGS MS69 1 OZ. 9999 GOLD" is in sale since Monday, July 17, 2017.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Gold". The seller is "suheil123" and is located in West Palm Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.