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Perth Mint Announces the 2012 Year of the Dragon Gold Coloured Edition

MAGNIFICENT NEW COLOURED PROOF LUNAR COINS CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON

In 2012, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Gold Proof Coin Series II celebrates the auspicious Year of the Dragon, the fifth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

Meticulously struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, no more than 5,000 1oz coins, 5,000 1/4oz coins and 5,000 1/10oz coins will be released. Each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

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.

The coin’s reverse depicts a coloured dragon with a representation of 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.

The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2012 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.

Gold Proof Lunar coins are housed in elegant oval-shaped display cases, featuring a glossy
timber-effect lid and presented in coloured illustrated shipper.

Visit www.perthmint.com.au for more information.

Perth Mint
Perth Minthttps://www.perthmint.com/
The Perth Mint is Australia’s largest and most highly accredited precious metals enterprise. Through its integrated operations and trusted products and services, it develops markets and creates demand for Australian precious metals the world over. Operating the largest refinery and the only facility in Australia accredited for gold and silver by the London Bullion Market Association, the Mint holds endorsements by commodity trading centres in London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai. The Perth Mint exports in excess of USD14 billion worth of bullion bars and coins to institutional and private investors in more than 130 countries each year and issues an array of legal tender commemoratives for collectors. Offering the world’s only government guaranteed precious metals investment and storage program, the Mint also manages approximately USD3 billion worth of metal held on behalf of some 40,000 clients. Still operating in its original premises, founded in 1899, The Perth Mint is also a premier tourist destination and home to the Guinness Book of Records certified largest coin in the world – the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, worth more than USD 40 million.

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