Thursday, 16 February 2012

Silver Proof Red Welsh Dragon

Perth Mint CoinsSilver Proof Red Welsh Dragon 2012

This is the first release in a new series of silver proof bullion coins that have been released by the Perth Mint Called the Dragons Of Legend, this first coin features the Red Welsh Dragon. The red dragon emblem was most likely introduced into Britain by the Romans, accounts suggest that when the legions departed, Welsh Britons under the red dragon fought the Saxon invaders. History tells us that Welsh born future king Henry VII flew a red dragon standard during the Wars of the Roses, and that it subsequently appeared in the Tudor Royal Arms. After centuries of powerful association the red dragon or Y Ddraig Goch became the official symbol of Wales in 1901 and since 1959 it has adorned the nations national flag. No more than 5,000 of these silver bullion coins will be minted by the Australian Perth Mint, each silver coin will be struck from .999 fine silver in proof quality. The coins reverse portrays a red coloured dragon amid dramatic mountain scenery, included on the reverse of the coin are the words RED WELSH DRAGON.These coins are housed in a black presentation case and illustrated shipper, each released coin will be accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Forthcoming future Releases will be the Chinese Dragon, St. George Dragon, Bulgarian Three Headed Dragon and the European Green Dragon.

Welsh Dragon Coin Specifications

Mint: Perth Mint
Weight: 31.135 grams
Diameter: 40.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Composition: .999 Silver

Mintage: 5,000

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