1 oz Silver Australian
Perth Mint 2012 Lunar Year of the Dragon Colorized White/Blue Coin
Get one of these White/Blue Colorized Year of the Dragon Coins before they are all gone. Very Hard to find these White/Blue Dragon Coins.
The Perth Mint's special colorization process produces a striking
and beautiful Year of the Dragon Silver coin!
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
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2012 1 oz Silver Australian Year of the Dragon Colorized Blue Coin
2012 1 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
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.