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2012 Australian Lunar Dragon 5 oz Silver Coin

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The 2012 release in the Lunar Series II program from Perth Mint represented the Year of the Dragon. One of the most important creatures in Chinese mythology and folklore, the dragon from this corner of the world is unlike depictions of the beast from European folklore and mythology. Provident Metals now has 2012 Australian Lunar Dragon 5 oz Silver Coins available to you for purchase online.


  • Arrives with individual protective plastic capsules!
  • 5th year of availability in the Lunar Series II silver collection!
  • Announced mintage of only 31,664 silver coins!
  • Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Issued a face value of $8 (AUD) by the government of Australia.
  • The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
  • On the reverse is an image of the Chinese dragon.

When you purchase a 2012 Australian Lunar Dragon 5 oz Silver Coin online from Provident Metals, you will receive a coin that comes with individual packaging. The coins in this weight of the series are offered in protective plastic capsules. Perth Mint issued the 5 oz silver coins with an unlimited mintage, striking them from the point of initial release in late 2011 until the point in 2012 that the next design in the series was available. This resulted in a final mintage of 31,664 silver coins in total.


The obverse of 2012 Australian Lunar Dragon Silver Coins features an image of Queen Elizabeth II. This right-profile portrait depicts the Queen wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara, with inscriptions on this field that read ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, 5 OZ 999 SILVER, 2012, and 8 DOLLARS.


On the reverse side of the 2012 Australian Lunar Dragon 5 oz Silver coins is a depiction of the Chinese dragon. The serpent-like beast has a long, slender body with four legs and is shown pursuing the flaming pearl. The field includes the Chinese symbol for a dragon, as well as inscriptions of YEAR OF THE DRAGON and a P mint mark for the Perth Mint.


The Year of the Dragon is fifth on the Zodiac. The dragon reportedly arrived sixth to a meeting with the Jade Emperor. However, when the dragon told the Emperor he was delayed because he stopped to create rain for an individual suffering from drought, the Emperor gave him the fifth position.


Provident Metals customer service is available to assist you at 800-313-3315. We are also available online using our live chat and email address features.

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Product Details

Year 2012
Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Metals Purity .999
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 5.80 mm
Diameter 65.60 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $8 AUD
Country Australia
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Lunar Series II
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Metal Content 5 Troy Ounces
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Mintage 31,664
Provident ID 3874971