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2012 Proof Australian Lunar Dragon 1 oz Silver Coin NGC PF69 ER High Relief

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The Chinese dragon can symbolize power, success, luck and good fortune. It was the symbol on the coins in the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II program for 2012 because that year was the year of the dragon. The 2012-P Australian Lunar Dragon 1 oz Silver Coin is one of the coins in that series.


  • Arrives with a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC!
  • Minted in 2012 as part of the second Lunar Series from the Perth Mint!
  • Only a limited amount of coins are available in this condition!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Coin has a face value of $1AUS and that is backed by the Australian government.
  • PF69-graded by NGC.
  • Early Release designation.
  • Image of Queen Elizabeth II depicted on obverse of coin.
  • Gorgeous image of a Chinese dragon depicted on the reverse.
  • P mint mark for Perth Mint.
  • Coin features high relief designs that add to the texture and visual appeal.

The border of the obverse side of this coin carries the inscriptions ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, 1 OZ 999 SILVER, 1 DOLLAR and 2012. These words surround an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, which was created by Ian Rank-Broadley. The IRB effigy is the fifth of six effigies of the queen made for coins. It was used in mintages of Australian coins from 1998 to September 2018.

Inscriptions also adorn the reverse of the 2012-P Australian Lunar Dragon Silver Coin. In English along the bottom it says YEAR OF THE DRAGON. In the middle of the design, a Chinese character appears that means DRAGON. The dragon itself circles over and under the character and appears to be reaching excitedly for a pearl of wisdom nested on the right field of the coin.

These coins arrive in protective plastic slabs from the NGC. PF69 coins have full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor flaws. These detractions are limited to minuscule contact marks or hairlines and must be outside the primary focal points. Early Release coins are those received for certification within 30 days of release from the mint.

The history of the dragon as a symbol dates back thousands of years. There are carved figures of dragons that date back to 4,000 BCE, and the dragon has represented Chinese emperors and heroes in myths and legends.

Bring a small piece of legend to your coin collection with this 2012-P Australian Lunar Dragon Silver Coin. Order from Provident Metals today, as there is a limited supply of coins in this PF69 near-perfect condition. Reach out via 1-800-313-3315, chat or email if you have any questions.

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Product Details

Year 2012
Condition PF69 ER
Grading Service NGC
Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Metals Purity .999
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 6 mm
Diameter 32.60 mm
Condition Proof High Relief
Denomination $1 AUD
Country Australia
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Lunar Series
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 7,500
Packaging NGC Plastic Slab
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Packaging Dimensions 3.4 x 2.4 x 0.4
Provident ID 3851733