2018 Two Dragons One Ounce Gold Bullion Coin
A limited edition gold bullion coin from The Royal Mint featuring a dragon design by Timothy Noad.
2018 Bullion Coin
In 1968 the Royal Mint formally relocated from London to Llantrisant in Wales, a small town about then miles north of Cardiff. Fifty years on in 2018, the Mint celebrated the historic move with a small collection of bullion coins, honouring their local and global connections.
The 2018 Two Dragons range featured one ounce coins in 999.9 fine gold and 999 fine silver. Struck to bullion standard these coins measured 32.69 milimeters across and contained exactly one troy ounce of precious metal.
The Two Dragons coins appear to be a one off, not part of any wider Royal Mint series. Only 5,000 of the gold version were minted - a rather low number for a bullion coin - which makes these pieces collectible as well as an interesting investment.
East and West
The reverse of the one ounce gold Two Dragons features a pair of very different mythical creatures in a design crafted by heraldic artist Timothy Noad. To the top appears a Chinese dragon, snake-like with four legs: a symbol of luck and power in east Asian culture. Below this, a winged Welsh dragon roars.
The two fearsome beasts face off, mirroring each other in the way they curl into their respective areas of the design which is divided in a yin and yang fashion. The design speaks to the Wales-based Mint’s heritage and its international reach, particularly the expansion of its bullion business into Asia.
Noad's dragons are accompanied by Jody Clark's portrait of Her Majesty the Queen to the obverse.
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As UK legal tender these Two Dragon coins are not subject to Capital Gains Tax. They're composed of investment-grade gold so they're also VAT exempt.
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You may find that your one ounce Two Dragons coins show some bag marks, small scratches, knicks or blemishes. This is typical of a pre-owned, circulated coin and will not effect the gold weight.
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