The obverse of the coin features a Chinese dragon, which symbolizes good luck. Next to it is a flaming pearl, which stands for knowledge and strength.
On the reverse is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the value of the coin bar, 100 Australian Dollars.
The Chinese dragon is seen as a sign of good luck. He is one of the celestial animals and, according to the Chinese, even the founder of the imperial family. The dragons themselves are born from an egg as a water snake, after which he evolves into a dragon. The Chinese dragon has magical powers and is seen as a god of water. All water sources have their own 'dragon god.'