The Australian Lunar Series II program from the Perth Mint debuted in 2008 with the Year of the Mouse. The second of three collections, as of 2020, the Lunar Series II program ran from 2008 to 2019 and offered 12 new images of the animals from the Zodiac. The silver coin release featured a wide range of options for investors, with weights ranging from 1/2 oz silver to 10 Kilos. Now, 2012 10 oz Australian Silver Lunar Dragon Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coin arrives in a protective plastic capsule!
- 5th year of availability in the Lunar Series II program!
- Limited final mintage of only 47,390 coins!
- Contains 10 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $10 (AUD) by Australia.
- Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- A dragon pursues a pearl in the reverse design.
When the Perth Mint introduced the Lunar Series II program in 2008, the silver versions of the coin featured a number of options. The available coins included 1/2 oz silver, 1 oz silver, 2 oz silver, 5 oz silver, 10 oz silver, 1/2 Kilo, and 10 Kilo silver. After the 2011 release of the coins, the 1/2 Kilo silver coin was suspended.
The Year of the Dragon is fifth in the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac. Although the dragon does not appear first in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, it is the most revered mythical creature in Chinese culture. It is said that the nation itself was founded by and saved by dragons.
Queen Elizabeth features on the obverse side of 2012 10 oz Australian Silver Lunar Dragon Coins. This effigy of the Queen is the fourth-generation design from the Royal Mint of England. It depicts the Queen in right-profile relief with the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara on her head. Created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, the image was used on British coins from 1998 to 2015 and Australian coins from 1999 to 2018.
A dragon is depicted in the reverse design of the 2012 10 oz Australian Silver Lunar Dragon Coin. The design field offers the image of a four-legged dragon crawling along in pursuit of the flaming pearl, a symbol of wisdom in Chinese mythology. The Chinese symbol for a dragon also features on this side. The dragon is a symbol that has long been associated with the emperors of China and national power, but within the Zodiac it also symbolizes nobleness, honor, and luck.
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