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Australia 2012-P Yellow Dragon - Coin Show Special Edition #3 ANDA Melbourne - Year of the Dragon Chinese Lunar Zodiac $1 1 Ounce Pure Silver Dollar Reverse Proof with Color

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Surprise - an extremely low mintage (only 5,000!) Gold and Purple Dragon coin show special! Get this most auspicious Yellow Dragon while you can!

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The ANDA (Australian Numismatic Dealers Association) held its third show of 2012 in Melbourne in July. To celebrate this numismatic gathering in Australia's second largest city, the Perth Mint and Talisman Coins are proud to offer this unique and truly scarce Yellow Dragon, with a total mintage of only 5,000! The dragon is the most popular theme in modern numismatics, and Perth Mint coin show specials always sell out quickly, so fast action is advised! The first two in this new Dragon Series, the Berlin World Money Fair Black Dragon, and Brisbane ANDA Coin Show Purple Dragon sold out quickly at the Mint! Don't delay!

   1)  Black Dragon - Berlin World Money Fair Coin Show Special
   2)  Purple Dragon - ANDA Brisbane Coin Show Special
   3)  Yellow Dragon - ANDA Melbourne Coin Show Special
   4)  Silvery White Dragon - ANA Philadelphia Coin Show Special
   5)  Blue Dragon - ANDA Sydney Coin Show Special

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A black Chinese or Oriental dragon with red highlights is not nearly as menacing as it seems.The Yellow Dragon
The obverse of the coin depicts a yellow or gold dragon with purple detailing, chasing after a pearl of wisdom. Yellow is considered the most beautiful of all colors, and was therefore the color of Imperial China. Yellow often decorates royal palaces, altars and temples, and the color was used in the robes and attire of the emperors. Yellow is the color of good luck, and symbolizes Earth, hence the Chinese saying, Yellow generates Yin and Yang, suggesting that yellow is the center of everything. For its part, the color purple has, of course, been associated with royalty and nobility for at over two thousand years.
This large, impressive coin represents a tremendous value, struck in pure silver! The Perth Mint's Lunar Zodiac Series II coins are huge! At more than 45 mm in diameter, they are nearly 2 inches across! This beauty is made all the more desirable by the Mint's execution of this intriguing animal motif in pure silver, artistically rendered in reverse proof finish with striking, vibrant hues! The full color design is highlighted in frosty white cameo relief, on deeply mirrored fields (or background), further enhancing an already handsome design (which is even nicer looking than the mint-supplied images suggest). Between the large size, the low mintage (only 5,000!), and the beauty of the design and proof finish, we think you'll be impressed with this affordable, pure silver dollar!

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The Yellow Dragon 1 Ounce Pure Silver Coin is the 3rd in the low mintage, Dragon Coin Show Specials Program:

    1.  Black Berlin World Money Fair Dragon
    2.  Purple Brisbane ANDA Coin Show Dragon
    3.  Yellow Melbourne ANDA Coin Show Dragon
    4.  Silvery White Philadelphia ANA Coin Show Dragon
    5.  Blue Sydney ANDA Coin Show Dragon

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The Complete 5-Coin Collection of all five different Coin Show Special Dragon Silver Dollars may be available - click here to see if it is!

The Year of the Dragon - Most Powerful and Auspicious!
A gray Chinese or Oriental dragon is not nearly as menacing as it seems.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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Technology Note
The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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Australia 2012-P Year of the Dragon Chinese Lunar Zodiac $1 Pure Silver Color Purple Dragon in box A rampaging, imperial Chinese yellow dragon with purple highlights 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.

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 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.

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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.

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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 One Dollar
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 45.60 mm (nearly 2 inches!)
Gauge (Thickness)   2.60 mm
Mintage Limit 5,000
Finish Reverse Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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