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1988 Proof Chinese Lunar Year of the Dragon 1 oz Gold Coin With Box & CoA

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Embark on a journey into the realm of Chinese mythology with the 1988 Proof Chinese Lunar Year of the Dragon 1 oz Gold Coin, now available at Provident Metals. These legendary creatures, with a history spanning millennia, were initially depicted as serpent-like beings adorned with fish-like scales. Early representations often featured a fusion of animalistic traits, such as deer antlers, tiger claws, and eagle talons. Today, the Chinese Dragon holds a revered place in the Chinese Lunar Calendar.


  • Arrives in a sleek presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity!
  • Showcases a stunning proof specimen!
  • Commemorates the Year of the Dragon!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure gold.
  • Carries a face value of 100 Yuan.
  • Features the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests on the obverse.
  • Displays double Chinese dragons on the reverse.

Each 1988 Proof Chinese Lunar Year of the Dragon 1 oz Gold Coin from Provident Metals is elegantly presented in a stylish presentation box, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. These magnificent proof coins boast frosted design elements set against a mirrored background field. In 1988, the Year of the Dragon was associated with the Earth element, earning it the title of the “Earth Dragon” year.


On the obverse side of the 1988 Proof Chinese Lunar Year of the Dragon Gold Coin, you’ll encounter a striking depiction of the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests. This architectural marvel, constructed between 1406 and 1420, serves as the centerpiece of the Temple of Heaven Complex in central Beijing. Inscriptions include 1988 and the name of the nation of issue.


Turning to the reverse side, the 1988 Proof Lunar Year of the Dragon 1 oz Gold Coin features a captivating portrayal of double dragons. These majestic creatures, depicted in perfect harmony, encircle a flaming pearl at the center, symbolizing the stability associated with the Earth Dragon. Inscriptions on this side include 100, .999, 1 OZ, and AU.


The Earth Dragon is deeply connected to the earth and the natural world. They may have a strong affinity for nature, environmental causes, and activities that involve working with or caring for the land.


Should you have any inquiries about adding gold to your collection, the knowledgeable team at Provident Metals is here to assist you. Feel free to reach out at 1-800-313-3315, or connect with us conveniently through our web chat or email.

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Product Details

Year 1988
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer Chinese Mint
Diameter 32 mm
Condition Proof
Denomination 100 Yuan
Country China
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Chinese New Year
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Mintage 10,000
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 4067270