2012 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Year of the Dragon BU

2012 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Year of the Dragon BU

In the Chinese Lunar Calendar, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon. The dragon is known for its strength, beauty, and noble nature. These traits are flawlessly portrayed in the Perth Mint's 2012 Year of the Dragon coin.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1/2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Single coins come packaged in a plastic capsule.
  • Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse.
  • Reverse: Features a traditional Chinese dragon, a long, scaled, serpentine creature with four legs, with a "pearl of wisdom" and the Chinese character for "dragon". The design also incorporates The Perth Mint’s "P" mintmark.

Protect and preserve your Silver Year of the Dragon coin by adding a plastic capsule to your order.

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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 1/2 oz Silver Year of the Dragon BU
2012 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Year of the Dragon BU
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1/2 oz 2012 Siver Year Dragon BU coin

By  no alias

from Coos Bay, OR

5.0

I bought this product as a gift for my friend and my daughter because they both very much like dragons and this coin has a very attractive dragon design.

Pros

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

Beautiful coin

By  SG

from Chicago,Il

5.0

This is one of my favorite coins.

Pros

  • Recognized Brand
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition

Doesn't get any better!!!!

By  Jwadams

from Tennessee

5.0

I bought this because it was priced great relative to all the other's I had found for sale online. APMEX is truly the greatest bullion dealer to shop with esp if you want selection and exceptional customer satisfaction/service coupled with extremely fast shipping and great pricing.

Pros

  • Easy to Sell
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Recognized Brand

Perth coins are always worth the money

By  Freedom1st

from Belle, oh

5.0

These coins are worth premium and have kept pace even with the drop in silver. If silver hits 60 or 70 dollars you might want to have 1/2 oz coins for a pop and a sandwich (inflation). :)

Pros

  • Always Come In Capsules
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Easy to Sell
  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Always Come In Capsules

Beautiful coin

By  Anhyeube6

from Saint Charles Mo

5.0

I got this product for my grandson

Pros

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

bought for grandkids - recd fast

By  moving jean

from florida

5.0

ordered for grand kids to get them interested in coins- recd them in a couple of days.

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Superb coins from APMEX

By  Little David

from Florida

5.0

APMEX provides a wide variety of products that no one can match in quality, quantity, or price. I have never been disappointed with any product from APMEX. When I look to buy I always look to APMEX first. The APMEX website is easy to navigage and the display of products is captivating. I highly recommend APMEX before purchasing elsewhere.

Pros

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

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from PA

5.0

First half ounce coins I bought, they are beautiful

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from TX

5.0

Got my coins yesterday. They are a stunningly beautiful coin; the design is marvelous!

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from MD

5.0

Beautiful coin. For some reason I like the 1/2 ounce better that the full ounce. Maybe the size is just right for this particular design ... I got many too many of these. Colorized one too :)

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