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.
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.