No Longer Available From The Perth Mint
* 99.99% pure gold (24k)
* Australian legal tender
* Chinese Lunar Year theme - Dragon
* Struck by the Perth Mint
* Internationally recognised
* Highly Liquid
* Mintage just 19,370
* Perfect Uncirculated quality as issued and presented in protective capsule
The Australian Lunar series of gold coins epitomizes The Perth Mints rich tradition of minting investor coins portraying Chinese themes. This years releases mark the 2012 Year of the Dragon, one of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.99% pure gold, each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the undisputed guarantee of its weight and purity.
The reverse of each coin depicts a traditional Chinese dragon, a long, scaled, serpentine creature with four legs, and a pearl of wisdom. The Chinese character for dragon and the inscription Year of the Dragon also appear in the design with The Perth Mints traditional P mintmark.