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2012 Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II Year Of The Dragon Gilded Version
Minted as a celebration of the auspicious "Year of the Dragon", this 1oz silver proof gilded coin from the Australian Lunar Silver Coins Series II are a limited offering from the award winning Perth Mint.
The coin’s reverse depicts a golden dragon gilded in 24 carat pure gold with a representation of a ‘pearl of wisdom’.
The colour gold (yellow) represents bravery, good luck and neutrality which is one reason this coin was so popular.
They really are a very beautiful coin to look at and hold. At this price one of the most affordable of the series.
The coin comes in the full presentation box and with a certificate of authenticity. Certificate numbers will vary from those displayed.
The strike run was limited to 50,000 coins for both the half and one ounce coins. They were sold out extremely quickly. Your chance to own one before the prices rise even higher.
While Americans might think yellow could indicate cowardice, for Chinese, yellow is a heroic color. Yellow, corresponding with earth, is considered the most beautiful and prestigious color. The Chinese say that, Yellow generates Yin and Yang, which implies that yellow is the center of everything. Associated with but ranked above brown, yellow signifies neutrality and good luck. Yellow is sometimes paired with red in place of gold.
Yellow was the color of Imperial China and is held as the symbolic color of the five legendary emperors of ancient China. Yellow often decorates royal palaces, altars and temples, and the color was used in the robes and attire of the emperors.
Yellow also represents freedom from worldly cares and is thus esteemed in Buddhism. Monks’ garments are yellow, as are elements of Buddhist temples. Yellow is also used as a mourning color for Chinese Buddhists.
*All historical information taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.
Metal: Pure silver (0.999)
Gilding: 24 carat pure gold
Denomination: 1 AUD
Weight: 1 Troy oz
Issue Limit: 50,000
Mint: The Perth Mint