2012 Year of the Dragon 2oz Silver Coin
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The Perth Mint has released the 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Bullion Coins. This release continues the Australian Lunar Series II, which features the twelve animals of China’s ancient lunar calendar.
People born within the date range of January 13, 2012 to February 9, 2013 are said to be born in the Year of the Dragon. Previous date ranges have included the years 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 196, 1976, 1988, and 2000. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be confident, enterprising, independent, self-assured, brave, and passionate.
The reverse of 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 Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.