The 2012 Melbourne ANDA Coin Show Special features the spectacular Year of the Dragon 1oz Silver Coloured Coin.
Embracing this year’s fantastic design from the Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II, this coin celebrates the dragon, the fifth of the twelve animals associated with the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar. The coin is pad printed in yellow, one of the nine auspicious colours featured on the Nine Dragon Wall in China.
In Chinese culture, people born in the Year of the Dragon – 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012 – are regarded as confident, enterprising, independent, self-assured, brave and passionate.
Specimen Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality.
Coloured Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse depicts a yellow dragon with purple detailing and a representation of 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.
Extremely Limited Mintage
Only 5,000 coins will be released by The Perth Mint.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as Australian legal tender, the obverse of the coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
ANDA Presentation Packaging
Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is housed in a display case and wonderfully illustrated shipper featuring the ANDA logo alongside the dates of the Melbourne show.