The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Coloured Reverse DesignThe coin’s reverse portrays a red coloured dragon amid dramatic mountain scenery. Included on the reverse are the words RED WELSH DRAGON.
Extremely Limited MintageNo more than 5,000 of these coins will be issued by The Perth Mint.
Tuvalu Legal TenderIssued as Tuvalu legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date and the monetary denomination.
Illustrated Presentation PackagingThis coin is housed in a black presentation case and illustrated shipper accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Buy the Dragons of Legend – Red Welsh Dragon 2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin at The Perth Mint, featuring:
- Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
- Coloured Reverse Design
- Limited Mintage – 5,000
- Tuvalu Legal Tender
- Illustrated Presentation Packaging
- Donation to UNICEF-Australia
- First of Five Releases
Focusing on five dragons from different mythologies across the world, this beautiful series showcases each mythical beast in brilliant colour.
The first release 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 Saxon invaders.
History tells us that Welsh-born future 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 national flag.
Forthcoming Releases: Chinese Dragon, St. George Dragon, Bulgarian Three-Headed Dragon, European Green Dragon