In 2012, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II celebrates the Year of the Dragon, the fifth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
This superb proof quality release is perfect for people born in ‘dragon’ years – 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012 – who are regarded as confident, enterprising, independent, self-assured, brave and passionate.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Chinese Dragon Reverse in Spectacular High Relief
The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.
The reverse of the coin depicts a representation of a dragon with a symbolic pearl. The Chinese character for ‘dragon’ and the inscription YEAR OF THE DRAGON also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.
Extremely Limited Mintage
No more than 7,500 of these coins will be released.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The coin is housed in a stylish black and red display case, with a striking illustrated shipper.
Great Gift Idea
As well as appealing to silver proof coin collectors, this outstanding release also makes a great gift for people born in any year ruled by the Chinese lunar dragon.
Find out more about the Chinese Lunar Calendar and the Year of the Dragon here.