* 99.99% proof quality pure gold (24k)
* Australian legal tender
* Chinese Lunar Year theme - Dragon
* Struck by the Perth Mint
* Internationally recognised
* Highly liquid
* Perfect FDC proof quality as issued and presented in protective capsule
The Australian Lunar series of gold coins epitomizes The Perth Mint's rich tradition of minting investor coins portraying Chinese themes. The 2012 release marks the Year of the Dragon, one of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/10oz 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 Mint”s traditional “P” mintmark.
Final declared mintage of only 6,576 coins.
Metal Content (Troy oz): 0.100
Fineness (% purity): 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g): 3.111
Monetary Denomination (AUD): 15.00
Maximum Diameter (mm): 18.60
Maximum Thickness (mm): 1.30