Australian Lunar Series II 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Proof Coin Issue

  • 2012 Dragon Silver Proof 1oz Coin
  • 2012 Dragon Silver Proof 1oz Coin
  • 2012 Dragon Silver Proof 1oz Coin
  • 2012 Dragon Silver Proof 1oz Coin
  • 2012 Dragon Silver Proof Three-Coin Set
  • 2012 Dragon Silver Proof Three-Coin Set
  • 2012 Dragon Silver Proof Three-Coin Set
  • 2012 Dragon Silver Proof 1kg Coin
  • 2012 Dragon Silver Proof 1kg Coin
  • 2012 Dragon Silver Proof 1kg Coin
  • 2012 Dragon Silver Proof 1kg Coin
  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Chinese Dragon Reverse Designs
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Extremely Limited Mintages
  • Numbered Certificates of Authenticity
  • Stylish Presentation
  • Great Gift Ideas
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Select Product Item Price Quantity Favourites
2012 Dragon Silver Proof 1oz Coin 2S1216DAAA AUS $ 90.00 US$ 67.17 Sold Out
2012 Dragon Silver Proof Three-Coin Set 2S1216ZBAA AUS $ 344.54 US$ 257.14 Sold Out
2012 Dragon Silver Proof 1kg Coin 2S1216AAAA AUS $ 1,772.73 US$ 1,323.02 Sold Out

Product Information

 

In 2012, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Silver Proof Coin Series II celebrates the Year of the Dragon, the fifth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. These superb proof quality releases are 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

Struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the 2012 releases are available as individual 1oz and 1 kilo coins and a three-coin set comprising 2oz, 1oz and 1/2oz coins.

Chinese Dragon Reverse Design

The reverse of each coin depicts a traditional Chinese dragon, a long, scaled, serpentine creature with four legs, and a ‘pearl of wisdom’. 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, each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.

Extremely Limited Mintages

No more than 5,000 1oz coins, 500 kilo coins and 1,000 three-coin sets will be released.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Each coin and set is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Stylish Presentation

Australian Lunar silver proof coins are housed in stylish black and red display cases. Each case comes in an illustrated shipper.

Great Gift Ideas

As well as appealing to silver proof coin collectors, these outstanding releases also make great gifts for people born in any year ‘ruled’ by the Chinese lunar dragon.

Technical Specifications

1kg 2oz  1oz  1/2oz
Silver Content (Troy oz)  32.151  2  1  0.5
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 30 2  1 0.50
Fineness (% purity) 99.9  99.9 99.9  99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 1003.002 62.270 31.135 15.573
Maximum Diameter (mm) 100.60  55.60 45.60 36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 14.60 3.60 2.60  2.30