2000 Australia 2 oz Silver Year of the Dragon BU

2000 Australia 2 oz Silver Year of the Dragon BU

The second release of the Series I 12-Coin series features the Year of the Dragon coin with a low mintage of 29,110 coins.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Packaged individually in a plastic capsule.
  • Obverse: Displays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy 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’, design by Tony Dean.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

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The Silver Perth Mint Lunar Series I is a beautiful collection featuring every animal from the Chinese Lunar Calendar and was in production from 1999 until 2010. The coins were minted in a wide array of sizes, including 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 5 oz, 10 oz, 1/2 kilo and 1 kilo and contain .999 fine Silver. The Lunar series was first struck only in Gold, but it proved so popular that three years after its introduction, the Silver series was introduced.

The Silver Perth Lunar Series I features a different animal every year, starting with the rabbit coin in 1999 followed by the dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, pig, mouse, ox and tiger. The obverse features the profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as captured by Raphael Maklouf. The Perth Mint also produced a Gold Lunar series featuring the same animal as the Silver coins, however, the 2006 Silver Year of the Dog coin is unique from its Gold counterpart: the Silver features a German shepherd whereas the Gold coin depicts a beagle.

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 2000 Australia 2 oz Silver Year of the Dragon BU
2000 Australia 2 oz Silver Year of the Dragon BU
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Amazing coin

By  Glenn

from Chicago, IL

5.0

This coin is very attractive and brilliant. It is 2 oz so it's not small. The details are very clear.

Pros

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

Awesome dragon coin!

By  picne

from Maine

5.0

This coin in my opinion is the keystone to the 2 ounce Lunar Series I set. It is a fabulous dragon design.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell

Collectible Coin

By  Bob

from California

5.0

The Australian and Chinese Lunar series coins are good investments. Of course the Chinese coins are the original ones based on the Chinese calendar. Currently I have Dragon coins in gold, silver, and platinum from China, Australia, and Singapore. The Australian silver Dragon are very affordable and collectible because they are of high quality and widely recognized. I have two year 2000 coins and for year 2012 I bought the entire silver Dragon size series except for the two largest sizes. I will hold as an investment.

Pros

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

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from NSW

5.0

This Coin is just Stunning! So beautiful and perfect.

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