2014 Perth Mint Lunar Horse Coins and Royal Australian Mint Tetra-decagon Lunar Coin

Gold and Silver Perth Mint Lunar Year of the Horse Series Coins (LHS, Centre). Royal Australian Mint Tetra-decagon Lunar Coin (RHS).

2012 Silver Lunar Dragon Designs From Around The World.

New Zealand Mint Proof Silver Lunar Dragon Gilded Coin (Left). Perth Mint Silver Lunar Dragon Coin (Middle). Royal Canadian Mint Lotus Silver Dragon Proof (Right).

Series 1 Lunar Coins

Series 1 Chinese Gold Lunar Coins (left). Series 1 Perth Mint Silver Lunar Coins (Right).

Chinese Silver Lunar Rabbits 2011

A selection of Chinese Silver Lunar Rabbits, Round, Coloured and Plum Blossom.

Monday, June 4, 2012

2012 Year of the Dragon 5oz Silver Proof Coin Release

I'd actually been told this coin was due for a July release, but it has surprised by coming a month earlier. The Perth Mint will be releasing the following coin tonight:

I have blogged about the coin on a couple of previous occasions, first mentioning that it was on the way back in early February 2012 and more recently in this post here.

As I suggested the coin is similar in design & presentation to the original 1oz proof coin, although the display case is a little different, here are some pictures (click on them to go to the Perth Mint page for the coin):

Perth Mint product information is as follows:
Adding to the highly successful Australian Lunar Series II – 2012 Year of the Dragon, The Perth Mint is excited to present a 5oz Silver Proof coin.

The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar dragon include 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012.

Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be confident, enterprising, independent, self-assured, brave and passionate.

Struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

No more than 5,000 of these coins will be released by The Perth Mint.
As I mentioned in the previous post on this coin, I think potential for the value of this coin to appreciate more than the standard bullion coins is slim, so personally won't be adding it to my collection. However if it interests then you will be able to purchase it from the Perth Mint website late tonight when they list it. The newly listed releases from Perth Mint can be monitored here and I will post direct product links once available tomorrow morning.

[EDIT] You can purchase the coin by following this direct link:

Australian Lunar Series II 2012 Year of the Dragon 5oz Silver Proof Coin


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