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2012 Australian Lunar Dragon 2 oz Silver Coin

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Since 1996, the Perth Mint has released coins in the Lunar Series, each featuring animal designs from the Chinese zodiac. These coins have been released annually, and the Perth Mint celebrates the 5th year of release of the Lunar Series II with the Year of the Dragon 2012-coin release. Dragons are known for their noble nature, strength, and beauty, and it is the only mythical creature included in the Chinese lunar calendar. The 2012 Australian Silver Lunar Dragon 2 oz Coin can be purchased right now from Provident Metals.

Coin Highlights:

  • Ships directly to your door in a protective plastic capsule!
  • 5th year of release for the Lunar Series II collection!
  • Fresh design featured on the 2012 coin!
  • Consists of 2 Troy oz of .999 fine silver.
  • Carries a face value of $2 (AUD) backed by the Australian government.
  • The obverse features the profile of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The reverse shows the 2012 new dragon design.

2012 is the 5th year of release for the Lunar Series II collection. The Perth Mint celebrates this anniversary by releasing the 2012 Australian Silver Lunar Dragon 2 oz Coin. This coin features the most popular animal included in the Chinese lunar calendar and is part of the second collection from the Lunar Series. The 2012-coin has a face value of $2 AUD, contains 99.9% fine silver, and arrives in a protective capsule.


Since 1996, the Perth Mint has released three collections of the Lunar Series, following each animal sequentially of the Chinese zodiac. In 1999, silver coins debuted in the Lunar Series with the Year of the Rabbit release. Every coin through this series has been released in various weights and purities, offering a unique touch that makes the series popular among coin collectors worldwide.


The obverse of the 2012 Australian Silver Lunar Dragon 2 oz Coin shows the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. This original portrait has been featured on many Australian coins and is featured as the obverse design for the Lunar series from 1999 to 2019. The appearance of Queen Elizabeth IIs portrait honors her as a revered leader of Australia. The obverse also shows the weight, value, and purity of the coin, as well as its release year and two inscriptions: AUSTRALIA and ELIZABETH II.


On the reverse of the 2012 Australian Silver Lunar Dragon 2 oz Coin, a new design is introduced showing the majestic Chinese dragon. The dragon appears to slither across the surface of the coin, showing off its scale and long legs. Its open mouth is directed toward the Pearl of Wisdom. The reverse also features the inscription Year of the Dragon and the Chinese character for dragon.


Provident Metals is here to answer any questions you may have about the 2012 Australian Silver Lunar Dragon 2 oz Coin. Give us a call at 800-313-3315 or contact us using our email address or online live chat feature.

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Product Details

Year 2012
Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Metals Purity .999
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 3.60 mm
Diameter 55.6 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $2 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 2 Troy Ounces
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Designer (Reverse) Ing Ing Jong
Packaging Dimensions 2.3 x 2.3 x 0.3
Provident ID 3874972