2024 Baby Dragon 1/2oz .9999 Coloured Silver Proof Coin
This adorable coin celebrates the Year of the Dragon and is the perfect gift for any baby born in 2024.
According to the lunar calendar, the Year of the Dragon occurs between 10 February 2024 and 28 January 2025. Babies born during this time are said to be blessed with the dragon’s instinctive bravery, persistence, intelligence, and good fortune.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, this coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 7,150 of the Baby Dragon 2024 1/2oz Silver Proof Coloured Coin in this packaging from a maximum mintage of 7,500.
The coin’s reverse portrays a coloured representation of a cute young dragon draped in bunting, and star-shaped motifs. The Chinese character for ‘dragon’, the inscription ‘YEAR OF THE DRAGON’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark are also incorporated in the design.
The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II supplemented by the dates of her reign ‘1952-2022’ appears on the obverse with the coin’s weight, fineness, monetary denomination and 2024 year-date.
The coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid. Packaged with an illustrated shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
|Silver Content (Troy oz)
|Monetary Denomination (TVD)
|Fineness (% purity)
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)
|Maximum Diameter (mm)
|Maximum Thickness (mm)
|7,500 (7,150 in this packaging)
ABOUT THE PERTH MINT
The Perth Mint, located in Perth, Western Australia, is one of the oldest and most prestigious mints in the world, with a rich history that dates back to the late 19th century. It was established in 1899 as a branch of Britain's Royal Mint in response to the discovery of rich gold deposits in Western Australia. Its primary purpose was to refine gold mined in the region and to mint gold sovereigns and half sovereigns for use throughout the British Empire.
The Perth Mint played a crucial role in the development of Western Australia's gold industry, providing a local facility for gold refining and coin production that significantly contributed to the economic growth of the region. Over the years, it has evolved to become a leader in the precious metals industry, offering a wide range of services including gold and silver bullion bars and coins, precious metal refining, and jewellry.
After Australia gained independence, the Perth Mint continued its operations and, in 1970, it became wholly owned by the Government of Western Australia. Since then, it has expanded its offerings to include commemorative coins, investment products, and a wealth of services for precious metals storage, management, and distribution.
Notably, The Perth Mint has set several world records, including producing the world's largest gold coin in 2011, weighing one tonne and featuring a kangaroo design. It also operates one of the largest LBMA (London Bullion Market Association) accredited gold refineries in the world.
The mint is also a significant tourist attraction, offering visitors insights into Australia's gold mining history, the chance to view Australia’s largest collection of natural gold nuggets, and live demonstrations of traditional gold pouring.