2012 1 Oz SILVER
AUSTRALIAN LUNAR $1 COIN “YEAR OF THE DRAGON SERIES II,” THE BLUE/WHITE DRAGON “SILVER
COLOURED EDITION” COIN BU IN ORIGINAL PERTH MINT CAPSULE. “HARDER TO FIND ITEM"
are bidding on One 2012 One Ounce Australian Lunar 99.9% Pure Silver BU Coin Series II “Year
of the Dragon” Blue/White Dragon Coin, which will come to you in its
own Original Perth Mint Capsule.
The Reverse of the Coin depicts a Long, White Scaled, Blue 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 Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of
her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2012-year-date are shown on the coin’s
obverse. This Coin is Brilliant Uncirculated and comes in its Original Perth
impressive coin represents a tremendous value, struck in 99.9% Pure
Silver, and weighing One Troy Ounce. The Perth Mint's Lunar
Zodiac Series II coins are huge, at more than 45 mm in diameter, nearly 2
inches across. This beauty made even more desirable by the Mint's
execution of this intriguing ANAMAL motif in pure silver, artistically rendered
in reverse proof finish with striking, vibrant hues.
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.
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. One of
five elements characterizes each animal: 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 the yin, which is a 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.
FYI: This coin set is
in mint condition, unopened, as the day it left the mint, current pictures do
not often define the true Mint BU condition described; High Resolution reflects
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sale, were photographed in order to give you the best representation currently
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accurate, often better,” than my current photographic abilities.
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