Year of the Dragon - Blue

Cook Islands 2012 - $1 - Year of the Dragon - Blue - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 3.000 of these special coins were issued by Perth Mint!
This silver proof coin is dedicated to the Chinese Lunar Calendar.

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2012
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Dimensions 47,6 x 27,6 mm
Mintage 3000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $150.93
Coin Story

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

The 2012 Dragon 1oz silver rectangle coin features a coloured dragon with a ‘pearl of wisdom’ set against a background depicting waves and clouds. As well as the Chinese character for ‘dragon’, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also appears on the reverse.

Obverse Design

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of the Cook Islands. The Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2012 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse.


The Year of the Dragon - Blue silver coin is housed in a black presentation case and custom-designed shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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