Portraying this year’s 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 dragon on the coin is pad printed in blue, one of the nine colours featured on the famous Nine Dragon Wall in China.
99.9% Pure Silver
Issued at ANDA Sydney in 2012, the coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality.
Stunning Dragon Reverse Design
The reverse of the coin depicts a blue dragon with a representation of a pearl. The colour blue is deeply significant, representing the healing element of water, prosperity, eternity and peace. 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 legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2012 year-date.
Extremely Limited Mintage
No more than 5,000 of these ANDA Sydney Coin Show Specials will be released.
ANDA Coin Show Packaging
Each coin is housed in a presentation box and illustrated shipper featuring the logo of the Australasian Numismatic Dealers’ Association (ANDA), the professional body representing individuals and businesses that deal in coins and banknotes throughout Australasia, alongside the dates of the Sydney Show.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.