Mintage of only 8,000 coins!
The reverse of this Silver coin depicts a colored traditional Chinese dragon holding a pearl. In Chinese mythology, the Dragon is often shown carrying a pearl to represent its great wisdom, hence the term "Pearls of Wisdom". The image is backed by an engraved Chinese symbol for "Dragon". The weight of 1/2 oz and fineness of .999 fine Silver is also displayed.
The obverse displays the Raphael Maklouf profile of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II as well as the date of 2012 and Niue, Two Dollars. This Silver coin comes to you in a realistic protective dragon’s egg tucked carefully in a green dragon scale box along with a numbered certificate of authenticity!
This is a very neat collector’s coin that will not last long with such a low mintage. As your exclusive distributor in North America for this unique Silver lunar coin, APMEX has secured a small fraction of the total mintage of these popularly themed coins, so lock in your share before they are gone!
The New Zealand Mint is a privately owned company in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the only privately owned mint in New Zealand, purchasing refined Gold from international sources to produce coins. They have established their reputation over the past four decades for their high quality design as exhibited by their innovative commemorative Gold and Silver bullion products. The only precious metal mint in New Zealand, the mint uses the tag-line “Minters of the South Pacific” and produces collector and bullion coins for a number of pacific nations, including Fiji, the Cook Islands, Niue and Tuvalu.