2012 5 oz Silver Coin Lunar Year of the Dragon Bullion

2012 5 oz Silver Coin Lunar Year of the Dragon Bullion

Buy the 2012 Australian Lunar Year of the Dragon Five Ounce Silver Coin

The 2012 Year of the Dragon is the fifth coin in the Australian Lunar coins 'Series Two'. Perth Mint coins combine beautiful designs with superb minting and high quality silver bullion.


  • Stuck in 999 silver fineness
  • Contains five ounces of pure silver 
  • Comes in a protective storage capsule

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The dragon is one of the most popular of all the animals in the lunar calendar, possibily because it is the only imaginary creature out of all twelve signs. These superb uncirculated coins are perfect for people born in dragon years – 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012. If you are born in the Year of the Dragon you are regarded as confident, independent, positive, courageous and passionate.

The Chinese year 4709 started on the January 23rd 2012. We sold out of the one ounce coin very quickly. 

The five ounce coin is the ideal choice for silver investors looking to buy high quality bullion with low premiums above spot.

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The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with the inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 999 SILVER 2012 8 DOLLARS.

The reverse displays the mythical dragon, the fifth animal in the Chinese zodiac with the pearl of wisdom. The coin bars the Perth Mint mint mark, P, and the Chinese symbol and legend YEAR OF THE DRAGON.

Diameter 65.60 mm
Weight 156.173g
Denomination 8 Dollars
Fineness 999
Mint Perth Mint
Mintage  31,664
Obverse Designer Ian Rank Broadley
Reverse Designer  
Actual Silver Weight 5 Troy ounces


Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and re calculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Distance Selling Regulation and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. You can view our current buy back prices here.

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We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail Special Delivery. Items sent via this method will normally arrive by 1pm the next working day. Delivery starts from £9. 

International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

Orders under £60

Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.


If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +44 1253 343 081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.


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We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

Orders < £1000 there is no additional fee

Orders > £1000 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1000 we apply a £1 fee. 


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