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Mythical Creatures coin series: Dragon released

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The dragon has landed! The 5th and final release in the the Mythical Creatures coin series was released this morning. This coin features a purple dragon fiercely guarding his treasure horde and is struck in 1oz of pure silver. The series was designed an illustrated by myself on behalf of Coin Club Australia.

The previous releases so far include the griffinthe unicorn and the phoenix and the werewolf.

The signed editions of the coins are already sold out but the regular editions are still available from Coin Club.

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Below is some more information on this design from the Coin Club website:

DESIGN
The coin’s reverse portrays a coloured dragon guarding piles of treasure including coins, a crown, a chalice and jewels. A medieval style banner displays a silhouette of a dragon and the monetary denomination, with the inscription ‘dragon’ featured on a scroll at the base of the design. The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen ElizabethII and the 2014 year-date.

DRAGON
According to ancient mythology, the dragon resembles a great winged serpent with an armoured hide. Believed to be the most powerful creature on Earth, Asian civilisations tell of a legendary creature revered for its nobility, wisdom and spiritual significance, while European and Middle Eastern folklore portrays the dragon as a fearsome predator with prowess, magical powers and a lust for treasure.

MYTHICAL CREATURES SERIES
This beautiful series focuses on and showcases five mythical creatures. This coin program will raise a sum of $25,000 as charity funds for UNICEF-Australia. Struck by The Perth Mint on behalf of Coin Club Australia from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.

ALL MYTHICAL CREATURES RELEASES

  • Griffin
  • Unicorn
  • Phoenix
  • Werewolf
  • Dragon

ABOUT UNICEF-AUSTRALIA
UNICEF works around the world to promote and protect the rights of children. UNICEF contributes to their well being in over 150 countries, through programs that help them survive and thrive to adulthood, and that provide essential medicines, vaccines, educational, health and emergency supplies. UNICEF in Australia works to educate the Australian public, children and young people about global development issues affecting children and advocates for the rights of all children in Australia with the aim to achieve equity and rights for all. To find out more about UNICEF-Australia or to make a further donation, please visit www.unicef.org.au

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00
Coin Designer Elise Martinson

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