The Perth Mint is one of the largest and most well-known mints in the world. As one of Western Australia’s largest exporters, the Perth Mint produces some of the most renowned bullion coins yearly, along with investment grade cast and minted bullion bars.
The Perth Mint produces a specially designed coin in multiple sizes and metal types every year to commemorate the Chinese Lunar New Year. The Perth Mint’s lunar series has emerged to become one of the most widely collectable coin series worldwide, known for the coins’ artistic designs, high quality, limited mintages and collectability. Beginning in 1996 with the launch of Series I, running over 12 years per series as per the Chinese lunar calendar, the program is now currently producing Series III coins.
Currently, the 2oz 2012 Lunar Year of the Dragon Silver Coins are available to buy online from Gold Coast Bullion.
- Contains 2 troy ounces or 62.2 grams of pure 99.9% silver
- 5th coin of Series II of the collectible Perth Mint Lunar series
- Face value backed by Australian government
- Coins ship in protective acrylic capsules, while multiples of 20 typically ship in sealed rolls
- Reverse features a fearsome dragon reaching for the Pearl of Wisdom
- Observe features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
All 2oz 2012 Lunar Year of the Dragon Silver Coins ship to you in brilliant uncirculated condition in protective plastic capsules.
The coin’s reverse portrays an image of a formidable dragon longing for the Pearl of Wisdom, surrounded by wind and fire. Also featured is the inscription ‘Year of the Dragon’ below the Chinese character for Dragon and the Perth Mint’s security feature ‘P’ mintmark.
The obverse of the coin features the Ian-Rank Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, rounded by the coin’s specifications of weight, purity, metal content and face value.
The Chinese Lunar Calendar reputedly dates back beyond 2,6000 BC making it the oldest chronological record in history. Each year in the 12-year lunar cycle is represented by a different animal, the order of which was determined by a race involving all animals across a river. Unbeknownst to the ox, the crafty mouse leaped onto its back and rode its metaphorical coattail to victory by jumping off and crossing the line first right at the very end of the race. The tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig followed the cunning mouse and tired ox across the river to dry land.
The 2oz 2012 Lunar Year of the Dragon Silver coin would make a perfect present for anyone born between the 23rd of January 2012 and February 9th 2013, or anyone with a birthday in 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000.
Gold Coast Bullion sells a large range of Chinese Lunar Series coins in gold and silver.
If you have any questions or feedback regarding our Chinese Lunar Series Perth Mint coins, we’d love to hear from you. Call us at (07) 5315 8008, email us or send us a message through live-chat on the website.