The coin is round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coin’s edge is plain.
This Chinese astrological sign, which is described as powerful and determined, is one of the most valiant signs of the calendar. The dragon is also one of numerous animals to feature in Jean de la Fontaine's fable ""The Dragon with Many Heads and the Dragon with Many Tails"".
On the obverse, a typically Chinese dragon appears within a decorative frieze. The words ""Année du Dragon"" and ""RF"" feature as ideograms.
On the reverse, a portrait of Jean de la Fontaine is depicted next to the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.