The Perth Mint
Dragon & Qilin 2022 2oz Silver Antiqued Coloured CoinThe Perth Mint
The Coin Company is proud to present Dragon & Qilin 2022 2oz Silver Antiqued Coloured Coin, produced by the Perth Mint.
The dragon and qilin are mythological creatures that have been embraced in Chinese culture for thousands of years.
The dragon is a serpentine-shaped beast with the scales of a fish, eagle-like talons and a horned head with demonic eyes. Despite its fearsome appearance, the dragon is a potent symbol of abundance and good fortune, considered to have control of water and weather, and thus the prospect of a successful harvest. Revered as the embodiment of the Emperor and a symbol of imperial authority, wise dragons are popularly believed to offer humanity enlightened guidance and protection.
The qilin is a gentle horse-shaped creature with a scaly body and dragon-like head. Although usually portrayed with antlers, it is sometimes compared to a unicorn owing to its reclusive and solitary life. Visible only to chosen ones, the qilin is said to appear during the reign of an esteemed ruler or when an eminent sage, such as Confucius, is born or dies. Considered a harbinger of happiness, peace and stability, it’s also a popular amulet understood to attract good luck, protection and successful children.
Dragon & Qilin 2022 2oz Silver Antiqued Coloured Coin has a limited mintage of 888 coins.