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1 oz Australian Lunar Year of the Dragon 2012 Gold Coin In Stock

As a long-term partner of the Perth Mint, Tavex is pleased to offer one of world’s finest ... read more
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Introduction

As a long-term partner of the Perth Mint, Tavex is pleased to offer one of world’s finest minted gold bullion coins, the 2012 Australian Lunar Year of the Dragon. The gold coin is part of Perth Mint’s praised chronological gold bullion collection, the Australian Lunar Series II, where each coin in the series is only minted once every twelve years in accordance with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. In addition, the most popular one-ounce version in the series has a limited annual mintage of only 30,000 pieces, giving the coin a considerable collector’s premium in the secondary market.

The Year of the Dragon gold coin contains 99.99% pure gold and is produced with a special minting technique that ensures the coin is in proof-like condition, meaning it has exceptionally shiny and mat surfaces coupled with the richest of detail. This coin is truly a piece of breathtaking gold art suitable for collectors with an eye for beauty and those who wish to give their loved ones something really memorable and special.

Why Buy

  • Australian Lunar Year of the Dragon gold coins are money. The Gold Lunar Series was introduced for the first time in 1996 and every gold coin in the series, including the Year of the Dragon, is considered to be legal tender by the Australian Government.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Dragon gold coins are rare. Issued only twice since the Lunar Series started, in 2000 and 2012, the one-ounce Year of the Dragon coin is one of the rarest 24 karat legal tender gold bullion coins to be issued in the 21st century with a mintage of only 60,000 gold pieces.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Dragon gold coins are based on the treasured Chinese lunar calendar. Those born in the year of the dragon are generally perceived to be dominant, noble, powerful and determined, but with the characteristic of being hot-headed and rebellious.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Dragon gold coins are great gifts for your loved ones. Give a tribute to the ones you appreciate by marking their virtues and year of birth in pure 24 karat gold, a gift that will stay with them forever.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Dragon gold coins are made in proof condition. Minted with such high quality, brilliance and rich detail, it becomes hard not to call it “my precious”.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Dragon gold coins are popular with astute collectors. Its motif of the dragon that varies every 12th year, its maximum mintage limit, and its quality, purity and legal tender status mean that the coin has a considerable premium over its melt value in the secondary market.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Dragon gold coins are internationally recognised. By being part of the Australian Gold Lunar Series which has been in continuous production for 18 years, and by portraying motifs of the famous Chinese zodiac and the effigy of the most powerful and longest serving queen in the 20th century, Queen Elizabeth II, the Australian Lunar Year of the Dragon gold coin is recognised throughout the world by bullion dealers and collectors alike.

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  • Product value (1pc)
    15 725,97 DKK
  • Buyback price
    11 403,40 DKK
  • Your risk now
    4 322,57 DKK

Fact: gold price in DKK has risen 21.51% in the last 8 years. The lowest price was 6 145,44 DKK/1oz and the highest 12 234,70 DKK/1oz. Current world market price is 11 656,30 DKK/1oz

History

Australian Lunar gold coin – Year of the Dragon

The Chinese lunar calendar is today used by many for Taoist cosmology. It is believed that, depending on the year of the zodiac when a person is born, a special relationship exists between the person’s personality and the animal that constitutes part of the Chinese zodiac. The animals in the zodiac are supposed to be of symbolic nature, where each animal is a representation of a specific group of characteristics and traits that can be found in every human being. There are twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac, each of them being celebrated once every twelve years. The year of the dragon was last celebrated in 2012.

Those born in the year of the dragon are considered to be persons who are vigorous and strong, highly self-assured and proud, and their enthusiasm in embracing challenges and risk inspires confidence and trust in other people. Their energetic way of life can make them somewhat short-tempered and they do have a tendency of being rebellious. Although the year of the dragon is coupled with power and determination, the inner energy of people born under this sign will often manifest itself as personal warmth and kindness, making them especially generous towards the people they care about.

It can therefore be seen that the Australian Gold Lunar Year of the Dragon coin is an ideal gift for whoever you love or respect, since giving a Gold Lunar coin means that you are showing affection by immortalising the person’s year of birth and particular virtues in pure and precious golden artwork.

Australian Lunar Year of the Dragon coins – as rare as gold

The Perth Mint introduced the Lunar Year of the Dragon gold coins for the first time in 2000 and subsequently issued the coins again in 2012. The next issue of the Year of the Dragon will only become available in 2024, when the dragon, according to the Chinese lunar calendar, will once again captivate people’s imagination. In 2000 the gold coin was offered in 1 kg, 10 oz, 2 oz, 1 oz, ¼ oz, 1/10 oz and 1/20 oz weights, while the 2012 issue added one new weight: 10 kg. The one-ounce pieces were sold out in both years, reaching the maximum mintage limit of 30,000 gold coins in each respective year. If the mintage of all Year of the Dragon gold coins is included, then the total figure rises to 237,650 gold pieces. This is an extremely low figure compared with the mintage of other well-known investment bullion coins. For example, the Australian Kangaroo one-ounce gold coin reaches the corresponding cumulative mintage figure of the Year of the Dragon Gold Series every year. Australian Lunar Year of the Dragon gold bullion coins are thus well suited for collectors since they are naturally as rare as gold.

Product weight in grams
31.10658
Gold weight in grams
31.10347
Fineness
999.9
Gold weight in troy ounces
1
Diameter
37.34
Thickness
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Face value description
100 dollars
Manufacturer
The Perth Mint, Australia

Obverse

The obverse portrays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The reason for picturing Her Majesty the Queen stems from Australia’s membership of the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth of Nations. By being a member of the Commonwealth, Australia has Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning constitutional monarch. Above the Queen’s effigy is the text “ELIZABETH II” and “AUSTRALIA”. Inscribed below the effigy is the denomination, the year of mintage, weight and purity of the coin, and the designer’s initials “IRB” – Ian Rank-Broadley.

Reverse

The reverse displays a vigorous dragon in combination with an orb. Inscribed under the dragon is the Chinese character for “dragon” and the text “Year of the Dragon”. To the left is the letter “P” which stands for Perth Mint.

Packaging

 The 2012 Australian Lunar Year of the Dragon coin contains 99.99% pure gold. This means that the coin is exclusively made of pure gold and is free of metallic impurities.

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Secure and fast delivery by Post Danmark

Your order delivered by Post Danmark and is fully insured. After we have received your payment, the products will be dispatched within 24 hours. Delivery time is between 1 and 3 working days. You will receive a notification by SMS or mail when your package has arrived. If you wish, you can also personally pick up your order at one of our offices in Stockholm the same day we notify you that we have received the payment. In cases where we are unable to send your order right away, we will always inform you about the time delay.

Insurance

The package is fully insured and in the extremely unlikely event that the package is lost or damaged, we will re-ship the items or refund your money. The package is insured during delivery until the recipient signs for it.

Tracking

Once the products have been packaged and sent, you will receive instructions and a code to track the shipment.

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If you wish to have your products delivered to another country, please contact us on +45 3311 1510 or by email at tavex@tavex.dk for prices and terms.

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Tavex has the majority of products always in stock and therefore can offer you quick delivery and same day pickup with market leading prices. Tavex is an official partner for all the biggest mints in the world, such as The Perth Mint Australia, Austrian Mint (Münze Österreich), China Great Wall Coins Investments Ltd., gold bar market leader PAMP Suisse and Valcambi and other gold factories and dealers.

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