2018 1 oz Silver Australia Dragon and Phoenix Proof
This absolutely stunning 2018 Proof edition of the earlier 2017 BU release presents the design in a manner truly worthy of its uniqueness! The Phoenix in ancient mythology is depicted as an immortal bird, while having a lifespan of hundreds of years, nevertheless, ultimately falls to its death. Upon which, it raised again in rebirth. What more suitable opponent to the dragon in the eternal quest to capture the flaming pearl than the Phoenix!
This is perhaps the most active designs depicting a pairing of the dragon engaged in opposition to another creature seeking the prize of the flaming pearl. The Phoenix is displayed in the fullness of its glory, with its beautifully ornate plumage filling its half of the scene. Its single focus upon the flaming pearl in the center field. Nothing else in the universe matters; the Phoenix must have this prized orb!
The dragon’s scaled, serpentine body aggressively seeks mastery in the eternal struggle for the pearl. This has been his single devotion from the very beginning. There is both a sense of beauty and violence in this struggle. Although he has suffered many opponents, his true struggle is with the elusive flaming pearl itself.
Eternal Quest for Possession of the Prized Pearl
The obverse design features the Ian Rank‑Broadley portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions encircling the rim include “ELIZABETH II . AUSTRALIA” at the top, and “1 oz 9999 AG . 2018 . 1 DOLLAR” at the bottom.
The reverse depicts the dragon and phoenix high among the clouds, with the flaming pearl in their midst. The dragon’s mouth is open and its eyes are fixed on the pearl, his face revealing his absolute determination to capture the precious pearl at last. Its sharp claws are spread and ready to clutch this coveted object. The phoenix’s feathers fan out in a swirling plume, giving the impression of motion and flight. Its eyes are also focused on the single prize. The eternal chase continues. Perhaps this very day one shall claim the prize.
This 2018 1 oz Silver Perth Dragon & Phoenix Proof features a remarkable design and impeccable production that will certainly grace your growing collection. You must act as swiftly as the dragon and Phoenix if you have any hope of obtaining this coveted prize; with the ultra-low mintage of a mere 2,500, this coin will disappear into the midst in a flash!
- 2018 1 oz Silver Perth Dragon & Phoenix Silver Proof.
- Ultra-Limited mintage of a mere 2,500!
- Contains 1 Troy oz .9999 fine silver.
- Face Value: 1 Dollar (AUD).
- Obverse: Displays the Ian Rank‑Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the coin’s weight and purity, release date of 2018, and the face value.
- Reverse: features the timeless struggle of the dragon and phoenix’s single devotion to obtain the one flaming pearl. The single inscription is the “P” mintmark at the right center rim.