Gold Two Ounces 2021 Chinese Myths and Legends - Dragon, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Two Ounces 2021 Chinese Myths and Legends - Dragon, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Two Ounces 2021 Chinese Myths and Legends - Dragon

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 a Chinese Dragon.

The Mint says about it:
Intricate design work adorns this hugely impressive coin struck from 2oz of pure gold in high relief as a tribute to China’s most symbolically significant mythical creature.

Of all the animals in Chinese culture, the mythical dragon is the most auspicious. Despite its fearsome appearance comprising a scaly body, eagle-like talons and horned head with demonic eyes, the Chinese dragon is revered as benevolent, noble and a potent symbol of abundance and good fortune.

Struck in spectacular proof quality high relief on a concave table, the coin portrays a Chinese dragon grasping a pearl, representing energy, opportunity and immortality. The background is filled with stylised clouds, the dragon’s celestial realm.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage250
Obverse
Australia / Gold Two Ounces 2021 Chinese Myths and Legends - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 2oz 9999 Au 2021 200 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 Au 2021 200 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Gold Two Ounces 2021 Chinese Myths and Legends - Dragon - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin portrays a Chinese dragon - a serpentine shaped mythical creature - exquisitely illuminated in red and gold, clutching a symbolic pearl in one of its claws. The design includes representations of clouds in the background, denoting the dragon’s celestial realm.

Above right is the Perth Mint’s P mint mark. Below right, the designer's initials NM, for Natasha Muhl.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
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Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 2.000
Finish: proof, high relief, concave surfaces.
Packaging: in black display case and a brightly illustrated shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 21K26AAA
Issue price: AU$ 7,799.00

See also

Coins in the Chinese Myths and Legends series include:
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, Dragon, 2019
- 1 oz Platinum Proof, Dragon, 2022
- 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 Dragon, 2019
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Double Pixiu, 2020
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Dragon, 2021
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Phoenix, 2022
- 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 Bullion, Double Dragon, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Dragon, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Two Dragons, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Double Pixiu, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Dragon, 2022
- 2 kg Silver Antique, Dragon and Tiger, 2022
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Phoenix, 2019
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Tiger, 2020
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Double Dragon, 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique Figure Eight, Two Dragons, 2018
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Dragon and Tiger, 2018
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Double Dragon, 2019
- 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
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Dragon, 2022
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Phoenix, 2022
- 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 Bullion, Double Dragon, 2019
- 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 (with coloured version), Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with coloured version), Phoenix, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2022

All (39) coins of type: Gold Two Ounces (2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Two Ounces 2010 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 GOLD 2010 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2013 Queen Victoria Coronation 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 200 DOLLARS ·
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 Year of the Rooster unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 GOLD 2017 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 End of WWI 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 GOLD 2018 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 - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2019 Australian Koala 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2019 Double Dragon 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 2019 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra 125 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Australian Kangaroo 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Australian Koala 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Double Pixiu 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 2020 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Battle of Britain 80 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 End of WWII 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped 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 - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra 125 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 2021 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Australian Kangaroo 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Chinese Myths and Legends - Dragon 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped 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 - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 2022 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2022 Australian Kangaroo 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 Australian Kookaburra 125 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2022 Great Southern Land 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 Phoenix 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 2022 200 DOLLARS
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Gold Two Ounces 2021 Chinese Myths and Legends - Dragon: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value200 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage250
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerNatasha Muhl
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size36.600 mm
Thickness5.500 mm
Mass62.213 g
OCC IDDKLM-EMKC-MVLX-ENZB
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