2012 Australia 10 oz Silver Year of the Dragon BU

2012 Australia 10 oz Silver Year of the Dragon BU

The 2012 Silver Lunar Year of the Dragon coin features a traditional Chinese dragon, a "pearl of wisdom" and the Chinese character for "dragon." The dragon is the most popular, and only mythical, creature of the Chinese lunar calendar.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 10 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, a "pearl of wisdom" and the Chinese character for "dragon."
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

Protect and display your Silver coin in style by adding an attractive presentation box to your order.

Expand your Lunar collection with this spectacular large Silver coin. Add the 2012 Silver Year of the Dragon coin to your cart today!

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 10 oz Silver Year of the Dragon BU
2012 Australia 10 oz Silver Year of the Dragon BU
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Perth coins are always worth the money

By  Freedom1st

from Belle, oh

5.0

I tend to buy Perth mint coins Kangaroos, Kooka's, Koala's, and lunar. They all tend to go up in price because of the quality and limited minting, and these will be not exception. one of the best designs yet for lunar coins. Bought both colorized and non-colorized, to have a variety.

Pros

  • Recognized Brand
  • Always In Demand
  • Attractive Design

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from FL

5.0

Nice piece! Thank You!

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from CO

5.0

We are expecting our first child later this year. Being 2012 and born in the year of the dragon, I wanted to get something to commemorate his birth. As my son grows older, this will one day be passed down to him. I hope one day he can appreciate this coin. The attention to detail and sheen of this coin is AMAZING.

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from CA

5.0

Slightly larger than their Koala and Kookaburra 10oz rounds, as is with the 1oz rounds, make this 10oz Silver round a beast. Very nice coin! Original plastic capsule secures the silver in place for decades of viewing and admiration. Australian silver is some of the finest minted silver on the planet. You can’t go wrong with these. Thanks to APMEX for the secure and fast shipping.

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from NC

5.0

Simply phenomenal! I just got the NGC MS69 10 oz. piece this week. This will be an heirloom piece for my child who will be born later this year. This was my first purchase from APMEX and it won’t be my last. Competitive pricing and prompt service.

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from IL

5.0

Another lovely piece of silver artwork from the Perth Mint, their products exude quality and finish, the images really can't do this round justice. It seems that Dragons and Tigers are the most popular in the lunar series, so pick up one of these while you can.

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from London

5.0

Excellent Coin and perfect shipping from APMEX.

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from CA

5.0

What a beautiful coin! The size of the coin and the Dragon make this coin a work of art.

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