This year’s Gilded Edition from the Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II depicts the dragon, the fifth animal in the Chinese lunar calendar.
The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese lunar dragon include 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012.
Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be confident, enterprising, independent, self-assured, brave and passionate.
Specimen Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality.
Stunning Gilded Design
The coin’s reverse depicts a dragon which has been gilded in 24-carat gold. The design includes a representation of a pearl, the Chinese character for ‘dragon’ and the inscription YEAR OF THE DRAGON. The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark is also featured on the reverse.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 50,000 of the 1oz Gilded Edition coins celebrating the 2012 Year of the Dragon.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The Year of the Dragon Gilded Edition coin is housed in a red and black display case and illustrated shipper.
Find out more about the Chinese Lunar Calendar and the Year of the Dragon here.