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2012 Australian Lunar Dragon 5 oz Silver Coin BU

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In September 2011, the Australian Perth Mint released the much anticipated, highly sought after 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Five Ounce Coin. The silver dragon is the most recent of the Second Lunar Series minted at the world-renowned Perth Mint. The year of the dragon, in the Chinese zodiac lunar calendar is 2012. Hence, a special design was produced commemorating the 5th creature in the lunar calendar.


  • Arrives with an individual protective plastic flip!
  • 5th issue in the Lunar Series II collection of silver coins!
  • Total mintage of only 31,664 silver coins!
  • Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
  • Issued a face value of $8 (AUD) by the government of Australia.
  • The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
  • On the reverse is a Chinese dragon in pursuit of the flaming pearl.

Wisely, the Perth Mint has only applied mintage limitations on the 10 kilo and 1 ozt Year of the Dragon Silver Coins. There has not been a cap placed on the number of Silver Dragon Five Ounce Coins allowed to be manufactured. This means, the mintage of the silver dragon five ounce will strictly be based on the demand for this impressive silver coin, effectively securing its place among the rarest of silver 5-ounce coins.
Nobility, strength, and beauty are a few of the things the Chinese Silver Dragon are known for. Each of these characteristics are exquisitely depicted in Perth Mint’s stunning portrayal of the Chinese Silver Dragon.

In Australia, these Year of the Dragon Silver Five Ounce Coins will boast a legal tender status as well as a purity guarantee of 999 fine silver. Both of these features will offer peace of mind to collectors and investors alike, knowing the Silver Dragon Kilo Coin will carry a face value, as well as the Australian government’s word certifying the purity of your silver dragon.

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Product Details

Year 2012
Metal Content 5 Troy Ounces
Metals Purity .999
Denomination $8 AUD
Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 5.8 mm
Diameter 65.60 mm
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Country Australia
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Lunar Series II
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Mintage 5,000
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2557055