The Perth Mint Australian Lunar Series gold and silver coins commemorate the Chinese Lunar calendar: gold coins were first struck in 1996, silver coins began in 1999. It is now one of the most keenly collected lunar coin series in the entire world.
The dragon, the only mythical animal in the lunar series, is revered by the Chinese. To them, the dragon is the ultimate symbol of wisdom and represents the spirit for advancement.
The dragon also is viewed as the incarnation of power and authority. In Chinese communities, dragon years are marked by celebrations, festivals, and rising birth rates as parents attempt to confer their offspring with the dragon's characteristics of success, happiness, and prosperity.The Year 2000 silver dragon is the key coin in The Perth Mint Lunar Series for several reasons. Although the year 2000 was celebrated as the last year of the old millennium, it was the first year of the new millennium. Regardless, coins dated 2000 are unique and often are highly sought after in the collectible coin market. People born in the Year of the Dragon are apparently! Healthy, energetic, excitable, short-tempered, and stubborn.
Dragons are also honest, sensitive, brave, and they inspire confidence and trust. In addition to the year 2000, other Dragon years are 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940, 1928, 1916, and 1904.
The coins, case and certificate here all remain in excellent condition. Weve examined each of the coins appear to be free of any meaningful tone patches; carbon spots or milky film. The felt case that the coins are stored in is intact and free from any detracting marks. There are a number of minor creases on the edges of the coloured cardboard outer sleeve, as the images indicate and as is normal for this series.
All in all, this is a fantastic example of this truly scarce and popular set, one that will easily slot into any set of Perth Mint Lunar coins. Special Note: Please be aware that the marks you see on the images below are on the capsules, and are not on the coins themselves. _gsrx_vers_841 GS 7.0.16 (841). The item "Australia 2000 Silver Lunar 5 Coin Proof Set Perth Mint Series I Dragon" is in sale since Thursday, June 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\Australian\Decimal".
The seller is "sterlingcurrencyau" and is located in Fremantle. This item can be shipped worldwide.