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1kg 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Gemstone Edition (Red Ruby) - Series II

Real Red Ruby Dragon Eye - SOLD OUT AT THE MINT

* 99.9% pure silver
* Australian legal tender
* Chinese Lunar Year theme - Dragon
* Features a real ruby eye
* Limited mintage of just 5,000 coins
* Presentation packaging

This year”s Gemstone Edition from the Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II celebrates the dragon, the fifth animal in the Chinese lunar calendar.

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.
Specimen Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

A superb gift or collectable, the coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1kg of 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality.

Coloured Reverse Design with Ruby Gemstone

The reverse of the coin depicts a red dragon with a representation of a 'pearl of wisdom'. The dragon has a ruby set in one of its eyes. 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.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.

Extremely Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 Gemstone Edition coins celebrating the 2012 Year of the Dragon.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity and Presentation Packaging

The Year of the Dragon Gemstone Edition coin is housed in a black and red display case and illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.


Specifications:


Silver Content (Troy oz): 32.151

Fineness (% purity): 99.9

Denomination (AUD): 30.00

Minimum Gross Weight (g): 1001.002

Maximum Diameter (mm): 100.60

Maximum Thickness (mm): 14.60

All coins are presented in protective acrylic capsules.