Gold Ten Ounces 2019 The Jewelled Dragon, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Ten Ounces 2019 The Jewelled Dragon, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Ten Ounces 2019 The Jewelled Dragon

The Australian ten ounces gold piece (abbreviated as 10 oz and designated with Au for "gold") is a bullion coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used.

The Jewelled Dragon 2019 10oz Gold Proof Coin by the Perth Mint is the second issue in a series of jewelled collector coins dedicated to Chinese culture and features a dragon - the symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it.

The Mint says about the coin:
"The Jewelled Dragon is a spectacular work of art fusing two of Australia’s natural wonders, gold and pink diamonds, in an exquisite collaboration from The Perth Mint and Argyle Pink Diamonds. With meticulous attention to detail, 18 carat rose gold has been handcrafted into a stunning three-dimensional representation of the powerful Chinese dragon. Rich in ancient symbolism, the legendary horned creature is pavé-set with 117 exquisite Argyle pink diamonds with an additional emerald from Colombia’s legendary Muzo Mines, as its eye.

The dragon is chasing a flaming pearl, a symbol of enlightenment and spiritual energy, in its eternal quest for wisdom, power and immortality. The propitious creature celebrates harmony by ascending into the sky to fly amongst the clouds. Honouring traditional Chinese depictions of the revered creature, 81 of the dragon’s 117 scales harness "yang" and 36 "yin" with the three individual numbers adding up to the auspicious number nine. With the same pronunciation in Mandarin as the word for "everlasting", the number nine additionally has an ancient association with dragons and nobility."

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage9
Obverse
Australia / Gold Ten Ounces 2019 The Jewelled Dragon - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide but "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, where the Queen's portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth).

The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937.

Unlike on British coinage, the effigy is "uncouped" (includes the Queen's shoulders). In small letters on the left, the artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 GOLD 2020 2000 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content, 10oz 9999 GOLD (ten ounces of 99.99% gold).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 GOLD 2020 2000 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Gold Ten Ounces 2019 The Jewelled Dragon - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a dragon chasing a flaming pearl - a symbol of enlightenment and spiritual energy, in its eternal quest for wisdom, power and immortality. The propitious creature celebrates harmony by ascending into the sky to fly amongst the clouds. Honouring traditional Chinese depictions of the revered creature, 81 of the dragon’s 117 scales harness "yang" and 36 "yin" with the three individual numbers adding up to the auspicious number nine.

The figure of the dragon is three-dimensional, sculpted in 18-carat (76.29%) rose gold. It is hand set with 117 Fancy Intense / Vivid Pink / Purplish Argyle diamonds totalling approximately 0.73ct. A green emerald (0.005ct) from Colombia's legendary Muzo mines features as the dragon's eye.

Around above, the inscription THE JEWELLED DRAGON. To the right of the tiger, the Chinese character for dragon: 龍).

To the right, the P mint mark of the Perth Mint. The designer's initials IJ (for Ing Ing Jong) are in one of the waves below the dragon.

Reverse Inscription THE JEWELLED DRAGON 龍
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Notes

The figure of the dragon has 0.418 troy ounces of 76.29% gold, alloyed with 22.28% copper and 1.43% silver. 16 mm thickness includes the dragon.

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: black display case resembling a classic Chinese cabinet, which opens to reveal the coin behind a Perspex screen. Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. This case is presented in a protective other carry case.

See also

Jewelled Masterpieces issued so far:
- 10oz Gold, The Jewelled Phoenix, 2018
- 10oz Gold, The Jewelled Dragon, 2019
- 10oz Gold, The Jewelled Tiger, 2020
- 10oz Gold, The Jewelled Horse, 2021
- 10oz Gold, The Jewelled Koi, 2022

All (11) coins of type: Gold Ten Ounces (10 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Ten Ounces 1999 Australian Nugget 512 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1000 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ten Ounces 2018 The Jewelled Phoenix 8 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 GOLD 2018 2000 DOLLARS
Gold Ten Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 GOLD 2019 1000 DOLLARS
Gold Ten Ounces 2019 The Jewelled Dragon 9 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 GOLD 2020 2000 DOLLARS
Gold Ten Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Au 1000 DOLLARS
Gold Ten Ounces 2020 The Jewelled Tiger 8 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 GOLD 2020 2000 DOLLARS
Gold Ten Ounces 2021 The Jewelled Horse 8 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 GOLD 2021 2000 DOLLARS
Gold Ten Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Au 1000 DOLLARS
Gold Ten Ounces 2022 The Jewelled Koi 8 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 GOLD 2022 2500 DOLLARS
Gold Ten Ounces 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Au 1000 DOLLARS
Gold Ten Ounces 2023 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Au 1000 DOLLARS
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Gold Ten Ounces 2019 The Jewelled Dragon: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ten Ounces (10 oz)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value2000 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage9
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Shape3D
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size60.600 mm
Thickness16.000 mm
Mass323.566 g
OCC IDGAVP-OXAC-MLPJ-EMDY
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