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Australia 2012-P Year of the Dragon Chinese Lunar Zodiac $30 1 Kilogram Pure Silver Proof

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Size, purity, rarity (only 500 struck!), and the most auspicious of the animals - the Dragon - the perfect storm of numismatic investment!

Sold out at the Mint!No small change here! This enormous, majestic coin represents a tremendous investment opportunity, struck in pure silver! The Perth Mint's most prestigious coins in its new Lunar Zodiac Series II are breathtakingly huge! At more than 100 mm in diameter, they are a full 4 inches across! Even more important is the mintage - only 500 of these silver kilograms will be struck for the entire world! This rarity is made all the more desirable by the Mint's execution of this intriguing animal motif in pure silver, artistically rendered in full proof finish! The fields are deeply mirrored, with the design accented in frosty white cameo relief, further enhancing an already handsome design (which is even nicer looking than the mint-supplied images suggest).

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A gray Chinese or Oriental dragon is not nearly as menacing as it seems.Between the size of the tableau, the ultra-low mintage (only 500 total - truly rare!) & the beauty of the design, this coin can't fail to impress even the most jaded collector or investor! The only thing more impressive than this prodigious chunk of precious metal is our seemingly impossibly low price for such a rare and exceptional wonder!

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The Year of the Dragon - Most Powerful and Auspicious!
Centuries ago, the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar (rather than the solar) cycle. There are twelve animals in the Chinese lunar zodiac, each corresponding in sequence to a year rather than a month.

In 2012 we celebrate the Year of the Dragon. According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Rabbit (1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, and 2012) are said to exhibit that animal’s attributes. While Dragons frequently help others, rarely will they ask for help. Others are attracted to Dragons, especially their colorful personalities, but deep down, Dragons prefer to be alone. Perhaps that is because they’re most successful when working alone. Their preference to be alone can come across as arrogance or conceitedness, but these qualities aren't applicable. Dragons have tempers that can flare fast! They’re driven, unafraid of challenges, and willing to take risks. They’re passionate in all they do and they do things in grand fashion.

This is the fifth annual release in the Lunar Zodiac Series II from Australia!


The Dragon
The Oriental or Chinese concept of the dragon is much different than the European notion of this beast. Whereas in the West dragons are nearly always evil, fire breathing creatures of immense size and destructiveness, in the East they are beloved. Chinese dragons are benevolent, representing most auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, and floods. In yin and yang terminology, a dragon is yang (male) and perfectly complements a yin (female) fenghuang, the mythical "Chinese phoenix".

A red Chinese or Oriental style dragon chases its pearl of wisdom amongst the clouds while flying. The dragon is a mystical being, able to use an almost unlimited range of magical or supernatural powers. It is able to disguise itself as a silkworm, or become as large as our entire universe. It can fly among the clouds or hide in water. It can form clouds, turn into water or fire, become invisible or glow in the dark. It is interesting to note that the Oriental dragon's ability to fly is a magical (not a physical) ability; unlike European dragons, Chinese dragons are rarely if ever depicted with physical wings.

Historically, the dragon was the symbol of the Emperor of China. Many pictures of oriental dragons show a flaming pearl under their chin. The pearl is associated with wealth, good luck, and prosperity. In Chinese culture, the pearl also symbolizes perfection, which is only obtained through the highest forms of wisdom. As such, the pearl is retained in the clutches of the dragon, who, like the emperor, reveals great "pearls of wisdom" as it bestows abundance and prosperity upon its people.

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Investment Note
This coin features the most powerful and auspicious of all the animals in the Chinese Lunar Zodiac - the Dragon. The dragon is always the most popular animal, and always sells out. Previous Year of the Dragon coins now sell for many multiples of their issue prices. Don't delay, tame your dragon today!

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Investment Note - Kilogram
It's obvious that this coin is gargantuan - it weighs one full kilogram of pure silver, and measures a full four inches in diameter and over a half-inch thick. But it's not just massive, this kilo silver proof is doubly rare! That's right, the total mintage is only five hundred, meaning only 500 people can ever enjoy the pride of ownership of this colossal beauty! Size, purity and rarity - the perfect storm of desirability make this a great buy and hold. Finally, consider how many poor collectors who, nine or ten years into the series, are going to want this then-long-gone rarity for their collection! Don't delay, opportunity is knocking - answer the door and snap this one up while you can!

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Australia 2012-P Year of the Dragon Chinese Lunar Zodiac $30 1 Kilogram Pure Silver Proof in boxObverse
A rampaging, imperial Chinese dragon chases after the pearl of wisdom.  The legend YEAR OF THE DRAGON defines the theme. The Chinese character for "Dragon" is to the right, while the Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed to the right, near the 3:00 position along the rim.

Reverse
The reverse features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend 1 KG 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside an elegant, red and black presentation case lined with black velvet & satin and protected by a full color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

SpecificationsA green Chinese or Oriental dragon chases its flaming pearl among the clouds while flying.
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2012
   
Face Value 30 Dollars
Weight 1003.002 g
Diameter 100.60 mm (4 inches!)
Gauge (Thickness)   14.60 mm
Mintage Limit 500
   
Finish Proof
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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