This 2012 1kg Gemstone Edition from the Australian Lunar Series II Silver Coin celebrates the dragon, the fifth animal in the Chinese lunar calendar. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese lunar dragon include 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be confident, enterprising, independent, self-assured, brave and passionate. A superb gift or collectable, the coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1kg of 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality.
The reverse of the coin depicts a red dragon with a representation of a'pearl of wisdom'. The dragon has a ruby set in one of its eyes. The Chinese character for dragon and the inscription YEAR OF THE DRAGON also appear in the design with The Perth Mint's traditional P mintmark. Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.The Perth Mint declared a final mintage of just 1,895 Gemstone Edition coins celebrating the 2012 Year of the Dragon from a maximum mintage of 5,000. The Year of the Dragon Gemstone Edition coin is housed in a black and red display case and illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Specifications: Silver Content (Troy oz): 32.151 Fineness (% purity): 99.9 Denomination (AUD): 30.00 Minimum Gross Weight (g): 1001.002 Maximum Diameter (mm): 100.60 Maximum Thickness (mm): 14.60 All coins are presented in protective acrylic capsules.
The item "1kg 2012 Australia Year of the Dragon Silver Gemstone Edition Coin (Red Ruby)" is in sale since Tuesday, April 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins\Bullion\Silver\Coins & Rounds". The seller is "kjcaust" and is located in Sydney.
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