Lunar Year of the Dragon - Baby Dragon

Tuvalu 2012 - 50ct - Lunar Year of the Dragon - Baby Dragon - 1/2oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 7.500 of these coins have been issued by Perth Mint!
This silver coin is dedicated to the Lunar Calendar.
$120.78

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Country Tuvalu
Year 2012
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 0,5
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1/2oz - 15,55g
Diameter 36,6 mm
Edge Serrated
Mintage 7500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $120.78
Coin Story

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.

Reverse Design

A cute, friendly baby dragon brings a sack full of goodies and gifts. he 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.

Obverse Design

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 1/2 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.

Packaging

The Lunar Year of the Dragon - Baby Dragon coin comes encapsulated in a presentation case, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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