In 2012, the popular Australian Lunar Gold Proof Coin Series II celebrates the Year of the Dragon, the fifth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. These superb proof quality releases are perfect for people born in ‘dragon’ years – 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012 – who are regarded as confident, enterprising, independent, self-assured, brave and passionate.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold: Struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the 2012 releases are available as individual 1oz, 1/4oz and 1/10oz coins, and a three-coin set comprising all three.
Chinese Dragon Reverse Design: The reverse of each coin depicts a traditional Chinese dragon, a long, scaled, serpentine creature with four legs, and 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.
Australian Legal Tender: Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.
Extremely Limited Mintages: No more than 3,000 1oz coins, 5,000 1/4oz coins, 5,000 1/10oz coins and 3,000 three-coin sets will be released.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity: Each coin and set is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Elegant Presentation: Australian Lunar gold proof coins are housed in elegant oval-shaped display cases featuring a granite effect base and a glossy timber-effect lid. Each case comes in an illustrated shipper.
•Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
•Chinese Dragon Reverse Designs
•Australian Legal Tender
•Extremely Limited Mintages
•Numbered Certificates of Authenticity
•Great Gift Ideas
Available now from the Perth Mint