Thursday, July 12, 2012

Dragons of Legend - Special Edition 2012 5oz Chinese Dragon Coin - Australia Silver Perth Mint

Dragons of Legend - Special Edition 2012 5oz Chinese Dragon Coin

Featuring:

  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Spectacular Coloured Reverse Design
  • Strictly Limited Mintage – 1,000
  • Illustrated Presentation Packaging



A magnificent airborne creature of the reptile kingdom, the Chinese Dragon rules over the elements of air and water.  Struck by The Perth Mint from a hefty 5oz of pure silver, the coin’s dragon emblem is believed to bring power, prosperity and good luck.

For those born in the dragon year, the year 2012 celebrates the qualities of this fantastic beast.   Other year dates of people ruled by this ancient lunar sign include 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988 and 2000.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint on behalf of Coin Club Australia from 5oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Spectacular Coloured Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse depicts two spectacular coloured dragons with a representation of a pearl, signifying eternal wisdom.  The design also includes a fish motif, representing abundance and harmony.

Strictly Limited Mintage

No more than 1,000 of these coins will be available.

Tuvalu Legal Tender

Issued as Tuvalu legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date and the monetary denomination.

Illustrated Presentation Packaging

This coin is housed in a black presentation case and illustrated shipper accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Technical Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 5
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 5
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 155.673
Maximum Diameter (mm) 65.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 5.80