Chinese mythology includes various tales about creatures that impacted the history and fate of the Chinese people. Among the most notable is the dragon, which stands today as the official symbol of the Peoples Republic of China and a central figure in the nations cultural history. Another of those animals in the phoenix. Both mythical beasts feature in a beautiful silver coin release from the Perth Mint that is now available from Provident Metals. Get your 2017 Australian Dragon and Phoenix 1 oz Silver Coin today!
These 2017 Australian Dragon and Phoenix 1 oz Silver Coins use one of the most iconic artistic designs from Chinese culture. The dragon and other mythical beasts are often depicted in pursuit of the flaming pearl in Chinese art. The pearl itself represents wisdom and infinite knowledge. Depicting a creature in pursuit of this pearl is reflective of ones own pursuit of knowledge.
On the obverse of 2017 Australian Dragon and Phoenix Silver Coins is a right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is depicted here in a 1998 design from Ian Rank-Broadley that featured as the fourth-generation design on British coins from 1998 to 2015 and as the fifth-generation design on Australian coins from 1999 to 2018/2019. The Queen wears the Royal Diadem crown, also known as the George IV State Diadem.
The reverse field of the 2017 Australian Dragon and Phoenix 1 oz Silver Coin features two critical mythical beasts from Chinese culture. On one side of the design field, a dragon serpent slithers along as a phoenix is featured on the other side of the design field pursuing the same pearl the dragon chases. The background field includes stylized clouds and there is a P mintmark from the Perth Mint on this field.
Dragons are revered in Chinese culture. Early emperors used the dragon as a symbol of strength and military power. Today, the dragon is seen as a symbol of fortune and good luck as well. The phoenix has long served as a symbol of rebirth as it rises from the ashes renewed in life.
Your 2017 Australian Dragon and Phoenix 1 oz Silver Coin is available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins come with individual protective plastic capsules, tubes of 20 coins, or boxes of 100 coins. We encourage you to call Provident Metals with questions at 800-313-3315. You can also chat with us live online or email us directly.
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