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 head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown and the Victoria Coronation necklace worn for her Coronation. This is her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide and "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, in "uncouped" version - showing the Queen's shoulders and not terminating at the neck as the normal version.

On the left, in small letters on the Queen's shoulder, the artist's initials J.C (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

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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 (Australian 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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