The Chinese Lunar Calendar features a total of 12 different animals from Chinese cultural lore. Among the creatures often associated with the Zodiac, only one of them comes from the mythical realm. The dragon is an official symbol for the People’s Republic of China and appeared on a 2012 Year of the Dragon design from the Perth Mint. Today, 2012 1 oz Silver Australian Year of the Dragon Series 2 coin is currently available to you online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of original Perth Mint capsule!
- Mintage limited to 300,000 coins!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- The face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- On the obverse is the depiction of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse face of the coin includes the depiction of a dragon.
Dragons are known today as the official symbol of the People’s Republic of China. Historically speaking, the dragon has played a big role in the religion and mythology of Chinese culture. Many emperors of the past revered the dragon for its power and wisdom, while today it is also associated with good luck and fortune. In fact, modern Chinese citizens who experience both good luck at work and fortune through their job are associated with the dragon.
All of the 2012 1 oz Silver Australian Year of the Dragon Series 2 Coins are available to you inside of protective packaging to ensure the coin retains its Brilliant Uncirculated condition. These silver bullion coins had a limited mintage in 2012 of just 300,000 coins and sold out quickly from the Perth Mint when originally offered.
The obverse side of 2012 Silver Australian Year of the Dragon Series 2 coins features the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy is depicted on this face of the coin in a fourth-generation design originally created for the Royal Mint of England by Ian Rank-Broadley. In use since 1998, it remains a popular design on Commonwealth coins today.
On the reverse of the 2012 1 oz Silver Australian Year of the Dragon Series 2 coin, you’ll find the depiction of a dragon as it chases the flaming pearl. Known as a symbol of wisdom, the flaming pearl is often depicted in artwork with a creature chasing after it. This typical vision of the Chinese dragon depicts a serpent-like beast with six legs and no wings.
The Perth Mint is Australia’s oldest operating mint. Opened in 1899 as the third and final Royal Mint of England facility in what was then a British Colony, today the Perth Mint is a state-owned entity of Western Australia.
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