2012 Australia 2 oz Silver Year of the Dragon BU

2012 Australia 2 oz Silver Year of the Dragon BU

The dragon embodies strength, beauty, and a noble nature. These traits are flawlessly portrayed in the Perth Mint's 2012 Year of the Dragon coin. 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, the most popular and only mythical creature in the Chinese Lunar Calendar

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Each coin comes in a plastic capsule.
  • Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
  • Reverse: Features a traditional Chinese dragon, a long, scaled, serpentine creature with four legs, and a "Pearl of Wisdom" and the Chinese character for "Dragon."
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

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The Silver Mint Perth Lunar Series II is one of the most widely sought after collections in production today. The collection is a beautiful tribute to the Chinese Lunar Calendar and was introduced in 2008, following the popularity of the first Silver series release in 1999, and will end in 2019. The coins come in sizes of 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 5 oz, 10 oz, 1/2 kilo and 1 kilo and all contain .999 fine Silver.

The Silver Perth Lunar Series II features a different animal every year, starting with the mouse coin in 2008 followed by the ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. The obverse features the profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as captured by Raphael Maklouf. Although the Gold Perth Lunar Series II has also been released each year since 2008, the Gold and Silver editions feature differing designs.

The Lunar Series is based on the ancient 12-year Chinese lunar calendar, which dates back to 2,600 B.C. The Lunar Calendar is steeped in tradition and symbolism. Based on the appearance of the moon, the Lunar Calendar associates a different animal with each year in the 12-year cycle. These animals are said to have a profound influence on the personalities of people born under their rule.

Established in 1899, the Perth Mint predates the federation of Australia by two years. The mint was initially established for two reasons: to refine the vast amounts of Gold flooding in from various areas of Western Australia and to produce Gold sovereigns and half sovereigns to be used throughout Great Britain. Although Australia became an independent nation in 1901, the Perth Mint remained under the authority of the British crown until 1970. Following a 1987 State Act of Parliament, Gold Corporation, a company entirely owned by the Government of Western Australia, was established and mandated to operate the Perth Mint to market their Gold, Silver and Platinum Australian coins overseas.

The Perth Mint is also known for its outstanding quality and industry-leading creations. In 1957, the mint produced a 13 oz proof “plate” of .999999 fine Gold, the highest purity ever achieved. In 2011, they created the world’s largest, heaviest and most valuable Gold coin, containing .9999 fine Gold and weighing 2,231 pounds, that was worth $53.5 million (AUD) at the time of minting.
Customer Reviews of 2012 Australia 2 oz Silver Year of the Dragon BU
2012 Australia 2 oz Silver Year of the Dragon BU
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"BIG" SWEET COIN!

By  kear

from mn

5.0

This was a gift to myself because I was born under the sign of the Dragon...this is a sweet coin, and my first 2oz purchase. LOVE IT! So cool I don't even know what to say...the design is awesome, it's a real coin (not just a "round"), and a great pocket item to carry around as my Dave Ramsey reminder to Financial Peace. Love APMEX and all they have been able to get for me.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Really nice, large coin

By  Len

from East Hanover, NJ

5.0

I purchased this coin primarily for its size, but I was pleasantly surprised to see how really beautiful it was when I received it. It is made at the Perth Mint which produces very high quality and beautiful coins. Its value is sure to rise over time.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Recognized Brand

BEAUTIFUL COIN

By  Boogeyman

from San Antonio Tx

5.0

Beautiful coin. Exactly as advertised. I bought this coin for my little girl. Since she was born on the year of the dragon. I know she will love it when she gets older.

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Easy to Sell
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Attractive Design
  • Value (low premium over spot)

Perth coins are always worth the money

By  Freedom1st

from Belle, oh

5.0

For years to come these will be sought after and the 2oz is slightly larger than the 1oz and makes it easier to view the art work of the coin. Very pleased and look forward to passing them on to my children and grandchildren. Perth is always bring out the best for collectors.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand
  • Mint Condition
  • Easy to Sell

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from FL

5.0

Beautiful coin! The 2 oz. size really makes the design pop. I collected the 1 oz. size of the first series, but the collectible premium has already been factored into the price for that weight on this second series. Do the math - it's a no-brainer; you can get a 2 oz. coin for less than the 1 oz. coin! And while the 2 oz. size in the 1st series didn't appreciate quite as much as the 1 oz. size, they held their own. At slightly more than the premium on SAEs or Maple Leafs, I'll buy these 2 oz. Lunars all day long!

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