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2018 Australian Rectangular Dragon 1 oz Gold Coin BU

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Popular in Chinese mythology and culture, the dragon is known as the official symbol of the Peoples Republic of China. First associated with early emperors who claimed a connection to the dragon as a symbol of their power, today the dragon is a sign of good luck in broader Chinese society. Provident Metals offers you the 2018 Australian Rectangular Dragon 1 oz Gold Coin for purchase online today.


  • Arrives with an individual protective capsule!
  • Unique rectangular shape for a bullion coin!
  • Limited mintage of just 25,000 gold coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
  • Issued a face value of $100 (AUD) by the government of Australia.
  • Queen Elizabeth II is depicted on the obverse.
  • A dragon hunts down the flaming pearl on the reverse.

The dragon is associated with many things in Chinese mythology and culture. Ancient Chinese people believed that dragons had control over the weather, including the winds and rain. It is believed that Chinas four great rivers were formed by dragons who had delivered rain to the peoples crops but were trapped under mountains by Jade Emperor for disobeying his order not to deliver the rains.


Queen Elizabeth II is depicted in right-profile relief on the obverse side of 2018 Australian Rectangular Dragon 1 oz Gold Coins. These 1 oz gold coins have the Ian Rank-Broadley design of Her Majesty. This portrait is the fifth to feature on Australian coins and depicts the Queen wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. Reported to be her favorite tiara, this was purchased from the Crown Jewelers Garrard in 1893 as a wedding gift for Mary of Teck, the future Queen Mary.


One of the most common artistic depictions of the dragon features on the reverse of 2018 Australian Rectangular Dragon Gold Coins. Here, the dragon slithers up the length of the gold coin with a flaming pearl in its sights. The background features stylized emblems of wind and clouds, a connection to the dragons power over those elements.


The 2018 Australian Rectangular Dragon 1 oz Gold Coin marked the first-ever release of a bullion coin with a rectangular shape. The Perth Mint issued the gold coins alongside a silver coin with the same design and rectangular shape.


2018 Australian Rectangular Dragon 1 oz Gold Coins are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and come with an individual protective plastic capsule from the Perth Mint. Founded in 1899, the Perth Mint is the oldest operating facility in Australia and predates the federation movement that led to independence.

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Product Details

Year 2018
Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 2.40 mm
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination $100 AUD
Country Australia
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Edge Style Smooth
Product Series Rectangle Coins
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 25,000
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Packaging Dimensions 1.912x1.235x0.248
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Dimensions 41.6 x 24.6 x 2.4 mm
Provident ID 2574645