2012 Dragons of Legend – St George and the Dragon 2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The coin’s reverse portrays a dramatic coloured portrait of St George as he is about to slay the dragon, set against an ancient landscape. Included on the reverse are the words ST GEORGE AND THE DRAGON and the monetary denomination.
No more than 5,000 of these coins will be issued by The Perth Mint.
Issued 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.
This coin is housed in a black presentation case and illustrated shipper accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Coin Club Australia will make a donation of $1.00 to UNICEF-Australia for each coin purchased in this program.
This great series created especially to celebrate the 2012 Year of the Dragon, features mythical dragons from around the world.
Saint George, the patron saint of England, is a Christian martyr believed to have lived between 275 – 303 AD.
The famous legend of St George tells the tale of a plague-bearing dragon. Set in the town of Selene, the townsfolk fed the dragon sheep to appease it, but when they ran out of sheep they drew lots to see whose children would be sacrificed instead. The day came when the King’s own daughter was selected.
The Princess, dressed as a bride was sent to her doom, but St George, who happened to be riding by, rescued the girl, slew the dragon, and had the town convert to Christianity. On the site where the dragon died, the King, in gratitude, is said to have built a church.
The dragon is a respected, global symbol, known for its power to change the world and help people in need. By purchasing this coin, Coin Club Australia will make a donation of $1.00 to UNICEF-Australia on your behalf.
Previous Releases: Red Welsh Dragon, Chinese Dragon
Forthcoming Releases: Bulgarian Three-Headed Dragon, European Green Dragon