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2012 Year Of The Dragon 50 cents Tetradecagon


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These are a unique coin from the Royal Australian Mint and are Australia’s first tetra-decagon coin (14 sides) legal tender coin which is sure to make them a highly prized collectors item. The coin makes up a part of the 2012 Lunar Coin Program. Each coin is housed in a freestanding ‘Map of Australia’ shaped acrylic frame depicting a koala and a kanagroo. The base of each stand has an individual collection number. The coin will not be released for general circulation and for anyone wanting to maintain a complete collection it is a must have. These sold out extremely quickly but your chance to acquire one of these rarities is now here. Each coin comes in its original packaging.  Serial numbers may vary.

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.

Please note: Certificate numbers vary from pictures.




Approx. Grade


Design Details:           

Weight 15.43g  

Diameter 31.51mm  

Cupro nickel composition: 75% copper, 25% nickel. 

Shape: Tetra-decagon

Obverse: HM Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley

Reverse: A dragon.


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).


*All historical information taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.

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