Saturday, November 3, 2012

Australian Lunar Series II 2012 Year of the Dragon 1oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin


Australian Lunar Series II 2012 Year of the Dragon 1oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin at The Perth Mint, featuring:
  • Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
  • High Relief Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Extremely Limited Mintage – 388
  • Stunning Illustrated Presentation Packaging
Only 388 of these outstanding coins have been minted, so act now to secure this exclusive and prestigious release.   Struck in high relief for extra impact, this gleaming gold dragon is a must for all collectors.

The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar dragon include 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012.  This rare release represents the perfect gift for anyone you know born in these auspicious years.


Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold.

High Relief Design

The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.

The coin’s reverse depicts a representation of a dragon with a symbolic ‘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.

Extremely Limited Mintage

No more than 388 coins will be issued by The Perth Mint.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2012 year-date and the monetary denomination.

Stunning Illustrated Presentation Packaging

The coin is housed in a display case and beautifully illustrated shipper and is accompanied by numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Technical Specifications:

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 100
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107
Maximum Diameter (mm) 27.30
Maximum Thickness (mm) 5.00