Lunar Year of The Dragon Gilded

Cook Islands 2012 - $2 - Lunar Year of The Dragon Gilded - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 2.500 have been released by New Zealand Mint!
This gilded silver coin is dedicated to the Chinese Lunar Calendar.

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2012
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver - Gilded
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 40 mm
Mintage 2500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $115.83
Coin Story

This gilded silver coin with a milled edge is dedicated to the Lunar Year of 2012. The year of the Dragon is fifth in the Chinese zodiac. Each year has an animal sign according to a 12-year cycle. Years of the Dragon include 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 and 2024. Among Chinese zodiac animals, the Dragon is the sole imaginary animal. The Dragon is the most vital and powerful beast in the Chinese zodiac, although with an infamous reputation for being a hothead and possessing a sharp tongue. In ancient times, people thought that Dragons could control everything in the world with their character traits of dominance and ambition. Gifted with innate courage, tenacity and intelligence, dragons are enthusiastic and confident. They are not afraid of challenges, and willing to take risks.

Reverse Design

This coin face features gilded image of a dragon against a silver proof background. The inscriptions: "Year of the Dragon", as well as the denomination of the coin "$2" and the fineness "999", are featured on this side. The outer rim of the reverse is decorated with ornaments.

Obverse Design

This features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


This Lunar Year of The Dragon Gilded coin comes encapsulated in a golden "Chinese Style" case, with a Certificate of Authenticity. The perfect gift for anyone born in the year of the Dragon.

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