Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pure Gold and Silver: Year of the Dragon 2012 1oz Silver Rectangle Four-Coin Set by Perth Mint Australia






  • Magnificent Year of the Dragon Tribute
  • Four 99.9% Pure Silver 1oz Coins
  • Unique Rectangle Shape
  • Cook Islands Legal Tender
  • Extremely Limited Mintage – 3,000
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Exciting Packaging – View From Both Sides

Celebrating the Year of the Dragon, this four-coin set is a prestigious and exceptionally limited offering from The Perth Mint.

In Chinese culture, people born in the Year of the Dragon - 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012 - are regarded as confident, enterprising, independent, self assured, brave and passionate.

Four 99.9% Pure Silver 1oz Coins

Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Unique Design

The 2012 Dragon 1oz silver rectangle coins each feature a coloured dragon with a ‘pearl of wisdom’ set against a background depicting waves and clouds. As well as the Chinese character for ‘dragon’, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also appears on the reverse of all four coins.

Cook Islands Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of the Cook Islands. The Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2012 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.

Extremely Limited Mintage

No more than 3,000 numbered sets will be released by The Perth Mint.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

The four-coin set is issued with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Presentation Packaging

Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the four-coin set is housed in a contemporary black framed clear display case, allowing you to see both the reverse and obverse of each coin. The set is packaged in an illustrated shipper.

Technical Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 47.60 x 27.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00

Year of the Dragon 2012 1oz Silver Rectangle Four-Coin Set by Perth Mint Australia