The Chinese lion dance is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture dating back to the Han Dynasty (205 BCE to 220 CE) in China. The dance is performed during Chinese New Year and other traditional, cultural and religious festivals, and is thought to bring good luck and fortune.
Each coin is meticulously struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The reverse of the coin features a coloured representation of the Chinese lion dance, with a firecracker and two lanterns in the background. The design also features the Chinese character for ‘prosperity’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2015 year-date, and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Chinese Lion Dance 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin.
Each coin is packaged in a special illustrated card displaying both the coin’s reverse and obverse.