Lunar Series III - Year of The Dragon

Lunar Series III

Year of The Dragon

The fifth and newest release in the Lunar Series III features the powerful and noble dragon. The dragon was last released from the Perth Mint in 2012. The 1 oz silver, gold, and platinum coins feature limited mintages, adding to their collectibility. The 1 oz silver features a mintage of 300,000, 1 oz gold will have 30,000, and the 1 oz platinum coins have an extremely limited mintage of only 5,000 worldwide. In addition to the 1 oz coins, these popular Year of the Dragon coins are available in multiple other sizes as well. Add the Dragon to your collection today.

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Exclusive PCGS Label

To add even more unique appeal and keeping in line with the iconic and beloved Lunar Series, PCGS created custom labels specifically for the Lunar Series III. Each label features a gold Lunar New Year design with a dark red background. Both of these colors hold importance in China, especially in regard to lunar celebrations. While the coins themselves will be widely popular around the world, these custom PCGS labels create another opportunity for collectors of a certain animal, Perth Mint products or the entire Lunar Series line.

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Exclusive PCGS Label

Explore the 2024 Perth Lunar Dragon Release

Animals of the Chinese Zodiac

Central to the stories in the Chinese Lunar Calendar are 12 animals, each said to have a profound influence over those born under its "rule." Unlike the zodiac signs we often think of, the animals correspond to years rather than months. The animal you are assigned, based on your birth year, represents how others perceive you or how you present yourself.



The mouse, the first in the 12-year lunar cycle, is quick-witted, resourceful, versatile, kind and smart.
1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

OX Series I, II


The ox is diligent, dependable, strong and determined. They attach importance to family and work.
1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

Tiger Series I, II


Tigers are brave, competitive and confident. They are charming and often well-liked by others.
1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

Rabbit Series I, II


Rabbits tend to be gentle, quiet, patient and elegant, but also quick and skillful.
1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023

Dragon Series I, II


The dragon symbolizes power, strength, nobility and success, and is considered the most powerful of the zodiac.
1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024

Snake Series I, II


Snakes are intelligent and intuitive. They are excellent communicators but tend to say little.
1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025

Horse Series I, II


Horses are active, energetic and love being part of a crowd, also possessing a quick sense of humor.
1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026

Goat Series I, II


The goat is thought of as gentle, mild-mannered, shy and sympathetic. They are highly creative.
1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

Monkey Series I, II


Monkeys have magnetic personalities, as they are witty, intelligent and clever. They are masters of practical jokes.
1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028

Rooster Series I, II


The rooster is observant, hardworking and resourceful. They love being the center of attention and are always active.
1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029

Dog Series I, II


Dogs are loyal, kind, cautious and honest, and will do anything for someone they consider important.
1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030

Pig Series I, II


The pig is diligent, compassionate and generous. They devote all their energy to achieving their goals.
1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031

Lunar Series II

Lunar Series II

From 2008 through 2019, customers around the world enjoyed The Perth Mint’s second Lunar Series. Available in multiple sizes of Gold and multiple sizes of Silver, this series expanded on the quality that had already come to be expected from not only the mint, but also the Lunar Series.

The Silver Lunar coins started being produced in .9999 fine Silver beginning in 2017, making these similar to many other investment Silver coins. The mint also introduced a 10 kilogram Silver coin, offering beautiful detail to the already beloved designs.

Lunar Series I

Produced by The Perth Mint, the Australian Silver Lunar Series 1 began in 1999 with the Year of the Rabbit Silver coins and ended in 2010 with the Year of the Tiger Silver coins. Struck from .999 fine Silver, Australian Lunar Series 1 Silver coins are a great way to acquire and invest in Precious Metals. Not only do the commemorative Silver coins appeal to collectors worldwide, but these Silver Lunar coins are also legal tender in Australia.

Lunar Series I

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