Chinese Lunar Year theme – Dragon
Each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the undisputed guarantee of its weight and purity. Internationally recognised and Highly Liquid.
The Australian Lunar series of gold coins epitomizes The Perth Mints rich tradition of minting investor coins portraying Chinese themes. This year releases mark the 2012 Year of the Dragon, one of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar.
Reverse: 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.
Mintage of 23,322 coins