Perth Mint Announces the 2012 Year of the Dragon Gold Coloured Edition


In 2012, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Gold Proof Coin Series II celebrates the auspicious Year of the Dragon, the fifth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

CandianDragon Perth Mint Announces the 2012 Year of the Dragon Gold Coloured EditionMeticulously struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, no more than 5,000 1oz coins, 5,000 1/4oz coins and 5,000 1/10oz coins will be released. Each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar dragon include 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be confident, enterprising, independent, self-assured, brave and passionate.

The coin’s reverse depicts a coloured dragon with a representation 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, the 2012 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.

Gold Proof Lunar coins are housed in elegant oval-shaped display cases, featuring a glossy
timber-effect lid and presented in coloured illustrated shipper.

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