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1/2 oz 2012 Perth Australian Silver Colorized Red Lunar Year of Dragon + Copper

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Brand New Brilliant Uncirculated

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Seller Notes: Brand New Brilliant Uncirculated
Coin: Australian Lunar Year: 2012
Precious Metal Content: 1/2 oz Country of Manufacture: Australia
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1/2 oz Silver Australian Perth Mint 2012 Lunar Year of the Dragon Colorized  Coin .999 Fine Silver + Free Copper Dragon


You will receive a 1/2 troy oz Silver Red Dragon and a 1 Av oz Copper Dragon.  This Silver coin is in its original plastic capsule from the Perth Mint. Your coin will ship in the original Perth Mint Airtite via USPS First Class Package (3 days to most of the US).


Attention International Bidders:

I will combine shipping for all international order to save you money as best I can.  Most orders can be combined up to 20 BU coins and 4 proofs.  In most cases shipping can be combined for $1 per oz for additional items ($1.50).  If you do happen to buy multiple items and pay extra shipping, I will refund any shipping overcharges.  Also, you are responsible for any tariffs or import fees that may apply to your order

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2012 1/2 oz Silver Australian Year of the Dragon Colorized Coin

2012 1/2 oz Silver Australian Year of the Dragon Colorized Coin The Perth Mint of Australia’s Lunar series is among the most popular silver bullion coin programs today. Each year represents a different animal in the Chinese Zodiac, with 2012 represented by the Dragon, the fifth animal in the Chinese Zodiac. Each coin is 99.9% pure silver.

The craftsmanship of the Lunar Coins Series, the popularity of the Chinese Zodiac, and the bullion prices at which these coins are generally offered have made the Perth Mint’s Lunar series highly desirable by investors and collectors.

The reverse of each 2012 silver dragon coin depicts a long, scaled, serpentine dragon, a symbol of power, strength and good luck. The reverse also includes a depiction of a “pearl of wisdom. The Chinese character for “dragon” and the inscription “Year of the Dragon” also appear in the design with the Perth Mint’s traditional “P” mintmark.

The obverse of each 2012 silver dragon coin displays Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The Perth Mint Lunar gold and silver series are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act of 1965.

Chinese Lunar Calendar

The 12-year Chinese Lunar Calendar dates back to before 2600 BC. The Lunar Calendar is imbued with symbolism and mysticism. Each year of the Lunar Calendar represents an animal: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each animal is characterized by one of five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. Combined, each element is associated with each animal once every 60 years. According to Chinese tradition, each animal and element has a marked influence on the personality of those born under its sign. The element associated with the 2012 Dragon is Water.

According to Chinese mythology, the Dragon is yang and complements a yin fenguang (Chinese phoenix).

While China officially uses the Gregorian calendar, or Western calendar, the Lunar Calendar is still used for determining festivals.

Some other adjectives associated with people born under the dragon sign include confident, enterprising, independent, self-assured, brave and passionate.

Silver Coins added to Lunar Series in 1999

The Perth Mint originally began the Lunar series in just gold in 1996. In 1999, the mint added silver coins. Over time, the mint added additional sizes to each series as popularity for the coins grew.

The Perth Mint’s Lunar series is now in its second series. The 2000 one-ounce Year of the Dragon silver bullion coin is part of series 1. The Perth Mint’s Lunar Series 1 ended in 2007 with the issuance of the Year of the Pig coins.   

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Buyer must contact us within 3 days of delivery. Items are returned at buyers expense. Returns must be acompanied with printout of auction or with origonal packing slip. Coins must be in same condition as when sent out and match video footage from packing. Shipping in non-refundable.

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