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2012 Dragon Coins (Inc. Welsh Dragon)

Updated on December 13, 2014

Colorized 2012 Dragon Coin

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2012 Dragon Coins

In 2000, the Perth Mint produced an entry in its Lunar coin series for the silver dragon and a distinct coin for the gold dragon. The dragon became the coin to get for these series. Prices soared. While the lunar coins are technically bullion coins, they have gained numismatic value.

Now, the Perth Mint has released the 2012 series 2 Lunar Dragons! The silver coins are available in one-half, one, two five, and ten Troy ounce sizes as well as the one kilogram size. The gold coins are available in one-twentieth, one-tenth, one-fourth, one-half, one, and two Troy ounce sizes as well as the kilogram and ten kilogram sizes.

The gold and silver one Troy ounce and ten kilogram sizes are limited mintage coins, and the ten kilogram coin is mint to order.

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The Perth Mint has the unusual custom, although well appreciated by the numismatic community, of using different designs on coins of different metals, so there are really two distinct series of current Lunar coins.

In the past, the Perth Mint has also issued special, limited edition, Lunar coins, including proof, colorized, and gilded coins, as well as large ten kilogram coins with gemstones embedded. If there is such a release of any such coins in the future for the dragon we will make you aware of it.

While the Perth Mint Lunars are best known, the Royal Canadian Mint has a beautiful numismatic dragon coin for 2012 already out.

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2012 Bullion Coins

Canadian Dragons

The Royal Canadian Mint has released two distinct designs of its Lunar Dragon coins. The classic coin comes in gold (75% gold and 25% silver) and in fine silver. The lotus blossom design comes in fine silver.

These coins are all limited mintage.

The lotus blossom silver coin has a mass of 26,7 grams of 0.9999 fine silver, and is struck in proof.

Mintage 48888

The classic silver round design has a mass of 31.39 grams, and is also struck in proof.

Mintage 48888

1/2 oz Silver round design has a mass of 15.87 grams of 0.9999 fine silver, and is struck in specimen.

Mintage 588888

The gold coin has a mass of 11.84 grams and is struck in proof.

Mintage 2500

Perth Series I

The Perth Mint started its series one Lunar coins with gold coins, and two years later released the silver coins. In order to start series two simultaneously, three coins in the silver series, predated for three years of dates, was released at once, and the next two years saw series two coins also come out. Now, both series are matched, and in their fourth issue, following the tiger, the mouse, and the rabbit.

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      Nilakantha 4 years ago

      The lunar dragon is awesome

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      DoubleDD 5 years ago

      Great lens, right up my street. The Perth Mint did a great job with the Lunar Dragons, but i am yet to get my hands on one. Might make an order soon. Bookmarked.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Wow! These are awesome coins!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Wow! These are awesome coins!

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      Very interesting and pretty coins! Worth collecting.

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      KhairuZiya 5 years ago

      very informative lens, thank's for sharing

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      oh, i squidliked this lens already on 11October.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      my husband was born in the year of the dragon so next year is his year. chinese people prefer this year for investments.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      WOW! I didn't realize coins were so valuable! This is a very informative lens. Wish I had a Canada 2012 Year of Dragon $250 1 Kilogram Silver Proof. Worth how much now!!!

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      Staceysk 5 years ago

      Very nice. We collect dragons around here.

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      Titia Geertman 5 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      That's quite a collection you have. I know nothing about coins.

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      seosrija 5 years ago

      Is it? Wao! I like to get them in my collection. And thanks for this beautiful lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A great collection of coins.

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      spartakct 5 years ago

      nice collection, thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      wow. great choices for investment (gold) haha

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      ColorPetGifts 5 years ago

      Happy Halloween - here's a treat blessing for you :)

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      bhthanks 5 years ago

      lots of nice options.

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      WaynesWorld LM 5 years ago

      Awesome lens!

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      alyssa87 5 years ago

      great info.

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      thetabiz 5 years ago

      Hello. Let me know if you purchase gold coins when sent by mail, worldwide. Thank you.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      pure gold and silver dragon coins are good investment these days

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      ShellB 5 years ago

      My son would love to have some of these Dragon Coins. Great lens!

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      ShellB 5 years ago

      My son would love to have some of these Dragon Coins. Great lens!

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      travelbroad 5 years ago

      Thanks for the update on the 2012 Dragon Coins. Now I'm interested.

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Very nice lens. Nice to see some valuable collectible coins. Paid a visit recently to a coin shop, and was surprised to find that with some older circulated coins, there currently bullion value is greater than there former value as collectible coins. Things have really changed in a few years.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens you have here! Nice job.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks for reminding us that 2012 coins are out. This will be a popular design.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Very timely lens and I am so tickled to see Canadian coins . . even if I know nothing about them. Thanks for the education. Stay well, Rose

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      NevermoreShirts 5 years ago

      Wow, really cool coins! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love that I learn so many new things on Squidoo. Nice job

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I think your 2012 Dragon coins are going to be very popular and this lens rank is on the rise!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love all dragon coins here.. In Asia, it means luckiness and great power. Another great work of you.. my friend :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is a real cool collection! :)

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      lasertek lm 5 years ago

      Coin enthusiasts will surely be delighted with these new release.