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.
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.
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|Mint Mark||P - Perth Mint|
|Designer (Obverse)||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Product Series||Lunar Series II|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|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|