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2012 Australian Lunar Dragon 1/2 oz Silver Coin

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The Australian Lunar Series II program at Perth Mint was launched in 2008. The second collection of lunar-themed coinage from the mint, the Year of the Dragon marked the fifth year in the cycle and delivered two distinct images of the mythical Chinese dragon for the reverse of the coins. Today, you have the opportunity to get 2012 Australian Lunar Dragon 1/2 oz Silver Coins online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with individual plastic capsules!
  • 5th date in the Lunar Series II Silver program!
  • Final mintage of 389,161 silver coins!
  • Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • The face value of $.50 (AUD) is backed by the Commonwealth of Australia.
  • On the obverse is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The reverse comes with the image of a Chinese dragon.

The Lunar Series II collection was introduced in 2008 by Perth Mint. The series offered 12 fresh designs featuring the animals from the Zodiac and was the first one to run the full 12-year cycle with both gold and silver options. The Lunar Series II program also delivered more weights for numismatists and investors.


On the obverse design of the 2012 Lunar Dragon 1/2 oz Silver Coin, Queen Elizabeth II is portrayed in right-profile relief wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. This effigy is the fourth-generation design by Ian Rank-Broadley that the Perth Mint chose to use. Inscriptions read ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, 1/2 OZ 999 SILVER, 2012, and 50 CENTS.


The reverse of the 2012 Australian Lunar Dragon Coins showcases China’s most revered mythical creature. Representing power and majesty, the Chinese dragon is depicted on this coin as chasing a flaming pearl. Inscriptions here include YEAR OF THE DRAGON, the Chinese symbol for a dragon, and the P mint mark of Perth Mint.


People born in the Year of the Dragon are believed to be well-suited for careers that allow them to showcase their leadership skills, creativity, and vision. They tend to excel in fields such as business, politics, entertainment, and the arts. Dragons are also known for their passion for exploration and discovery and may find success in fields such as science, technology, and engineering.


2012 Australian Lunar Dragon 1/2 oz Silver Coins offered here come with protective capsules for delivery.

Please contact Provident Metals if you have any questions. Our team can assist you at 800-313-3315, chat with you live online, or respond to inquiries via email.

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Product Details

Year 2012
Mint Mark P-Perth Mint
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 2.3 mm
Diameter 36.6 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $0.50 AUD
Country Australia
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Lunar Series II
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Metal Content 0.5 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Mintage 389,161
Packaging Dimensions 2 x 2 x .5
Provident ID 3995762