1/2 oz 2012 Lunar Year of the Dragon Gold Coin | Perth Mint
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In 2012, The Perth Mint's internationally renowned Australian Lunar Gold Proof Coin Series II celebrated 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, and 2000 - who are regarded as confident, enterprising, independent, self-assured, brave and passionate.
- Ships individually in protective packaging
- Consisting of 1/2 oz of 9999 Fine Gold
- Obverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- Reverse: Features a traditional Chinese dragon, a long, scaled, serpentine creature with four legs, and a "pearl of wisdom"
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. As well as appealing to silver proof coin collectors, these outstanding releases also make great gifts for people born in any year "ruled" by the Chinese lunar dragon.
The most powerful and noble of all the Chinese Zodiac animals, the Dragon is the long-revered symbol of great power and good fortune, and it is surrounded by auspicious symbols on this stunning 99.9% pure gold 1/2 oz coin. People born in the Year of the Dragon are natural-born leaders; they are known for their tenacity, strength and courage, and for their ability to overcome obstacles on their way to success.
ABOUT THE PERTH MINT
The Perth Mint opened in 1899 as the British Royal Mint's 3rd branch in Australia. The historical Hay Street location handled gold refining until moving to a modern facility in April 1990. Ownership of the mint was transferred to the Government of Western Australia in July of 1970. Under an agreement with the Commonwealth Treasury, they were empowered to mint and market gold, silver, and platinum as Australian legal tender to investors and collectors worldwide. Today, they are amongst the elite world mints whose pure gold, silver, and platinum items are trusted without question. Items such as the Australian Nugget, Silver Coin Series (Kangaroo, Kookaburra, Koala, and Platypus to name a few), as well as the Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Coin Series are extensively sought after by bullion investors worldwide.
|Ian Rank Broadley (obverse)|
|Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with the words "Elizabeth II Australia 50 Dollars 1/2 oz 9999 Gold 2012"|
|A Chinese style dragon|
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