Gold Two Ounces 2018 Dragon and Tiger, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Two Ounces 2018 Dragon and Tiger, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Two Ounces 2018 Dragon and Tiger

The Australian two ounces gold piece (abbreviated as 2 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.

This coin is part of the Perth Mint's Chinese Myths and Legends series, and features the Dragon and Tiger.

The Mint says about it:
Rich in ancient oriental symbolism, this striking new design depicts a tiger and a dragon chasing a flaming pearl in an intricate representation of the yin-yang symbol.

In feng shui the tiger represents "yin" energy and the dragon "yang". Both creatures, which have for centuries embodied power and good fortune, are therefore considered a perfect match in the ancient Chinese philosophical account of natural balance. The tiger and dragon are frequently depicted in pursuit of the flaming pearl, a metaphor for wisdom and enlightenment.

The depth and detail of the design has been enhanced by its high relief finish. The Perth Mint’s proof quality high relief strike is renowned throughout the world for its stunning clarity and the additional detail it portrays.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage500
Obverse
Australia / Gold Two Ounces 2018 Dragon and Tiger - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "2 oz 9999 Au" means "two troy ounces of 99.99% gold" - Au is abbreviated from the Latin word for gold, Aurum.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Gold Two Ounces 2018 Dragon and Tiger - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin portrays a representation of a dragon and a tiger in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the symbol of wisdom.

Above right is the Perth Mint’s P mint mark. On the tiger's foot below left, the designer's initials TV, for Thomas Vaughan.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
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Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 2.000
Finish: proof, high relief.
Packaging: the coin is housed in a prestigious timber display case within a themed shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 18B78AAA
Issue price: AU$ 7,799.00

See also

Coins in the Chinese Myths and Legends series include:
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Dragon and Phoenix, 2017
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Dragon and Tiger, 2018
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Double Pixiu, 2020
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2018
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Dragon, 2019
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Dragon and Tiger, 2019
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2019
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Dragon, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Two Dragons, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Double Pixiu, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2021
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Phoenix, 2019
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Tiger, 2020
- 2 oz Silver Antique Figure Eight, Two Dragons, 2018
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Dragon and Tiger, 2018
- 2 oz Silver Antique Figure Eight, Two Koi Fish, 2019
- 2 oz Silver Antique Figure Eight, Dragon and Phoenix, 2020
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Double Pixiu, 2020
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Dragon, 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Double Pixiu, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Dragon and Phoenix, 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Phoenix, 2017
- 1 oz Silver (Bullion and Proof), Dragon and Phoenix, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Tiger, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Dragon and Tiger, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Double Dragon, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Two Dragons, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Double Pixiu, 2020
- 1 oz Silver (Bullion and Coloured Proof), Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2021

All (28) coins of type: Gold Two Ounces (2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Two Ounces 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2016 Australian Koala 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2017 Dragon and Phoenix 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 GOLD 2017 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2017 Australian Koala 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2018 Australian Kangaroo 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2018 Dragon and Tiger 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2018 Australian Koala 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2019 Australian Kangaroo 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2019 Australian Koala 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra 125 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Australian Kangaroo 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Australian Koala 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Double Pixiu 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 2020 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Battle of Britain 80 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 End of WWII 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 2020 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra 125 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 2021 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Australian Kangaroo 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Chinese Myths and Legends - Dragon 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 2021 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 200 DOLLARS
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Gold Two Ounces 2018 Dragon and Tiger: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value200 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerThomas Vaughan
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size36.600 mm
Thickness5.200 mm
Mass62.213 g
OCC IDRWKZ-EJNC-QLZD-EXGL
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