In 2012, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Gold Proof Coin Series II celebrates the auspicious Year of the Dragon, the fifth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
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.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
Each coin is meticulously struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.
2012 Year of the Dragon Design
Each coin’s reverse depicts a coloured dragon with 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.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as Australian legal tender, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2012 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.
Extremely Limited Mintage
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 1oz coins, 5,000 1/4oz coins and 5,000 1/10oz coins.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
A numbered Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each coin.
Stunning Presentation Display Case
Gold Proof Lunar coins are housed in elegant oval-shaped display cases, featuring a glossy timber-effect lid and presented in coloured illustrated shippers.
Find out more about the Chinese Lunar Calendar and the Year of the Dragon here.