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2012 Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II - 1/2 oz. Year Of The Dragon
Minted as a celebration of the highly auspicious "Year of the Dragon", this 1/2 oz 50 cents silver proof coloured coin from the Australian Lunar Silver Coins Series II are a limited offering from award winning Perth Mint. This is the small version of the popular one ounce series. It offers the same fantastic design but at a far smaller price than the full one ounce coin.
The coin’s reverse depicts a red dragon with a representation of a ‘pearl of wisdom’. The colour red represents success, good luck and prosperity which is one reason this coin was so popular.
The coin comes in the full presentation box which is the same style as the larger version and with a certifcate of authenticity.
The strike run was limited to 10,000 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.
The Dragon is the fifth sign of the Chinese Zodiac. The Dragon is a symbol of power and wealth and is believed to bring good fortune and prosperity.
People born in the year of the dragon have a natural charisma, ambition and determination. They are natural organizers, known for their positive attitude and vibrant personalities.
Famous people born in the Year of the Dragon include Sigmund Freud (1856), Salvadore Dali (1904), John Lennon (1940), Al Pacino (1940) and Keanu Reeves (1964).
Birth years for people ruled by the Chinese lunar dragon include 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012. Attributed to those people born under the influence of the dragon sign are claimed to be self-assured, confident, brave, passionate, enterprising and independent.
*All historical information taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.
Metal: Pure silver (0.999)
Denomination: 1 AUD
Weight: One Half Troy oz
Issue Limit: 10,000
Mint: The Perth Mint