• 2012 0.5 oz Silver Coin Lunar Year of the Dragon Perth Mint Bullion 24655
  • 2012 0.5 oz Silver Coin Lunar Year of the Dragon Perth Mint Bullion 24656
  • 2012 0.5 oz Silver Coin Lunar Year of the Dragon Perth Mint Bullion 24655
  • 2012 0.5 oz Silver Coin Lunar Year of the Dragon Perth Mint Bullion 24656
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2012 0.5 oz Silver Coin Lunar Year of the Dragon Perth Mint Bullion

2012 Australian Year of the Dragon half ounce silver coin is struck in 999 pure silver fineness containing 0.5 troy ounces of silver. The coin celebrates the Chinese Zodiac symbol of the Dragon in the Lunar Series II collection. 

The coin comes in a clear capsule to keep the coin struck to the highest standard.


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The Chinese year 4709, the Year of the Dragon, started on the January 23rd 2012. Following the success of the gold versions which started in 1996, in 1999, Australia issued the first silver Chinese Lunar Year series of bullion coins. These Second Series silver bullion coins are struck to a high quality with a frosted and polished uncirculated finish. A variety of sizes were issued from half ounce to ten kilo, each coin comes in a capsule which protects the coin.

The 2012 Australian Lunar Calendar coins were released on the 1st September 2011. 


The obverse bears the fourth coin portrait of Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley. The coin bears the inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 999 SILVER 2012 50 CENTS


The reverse bears an intricate engraving of a dragon with the pearl of wisdom, the legend Year of the Dragon and the Chinese symbol for the Year of the Dragon.


Denomination 50 Cents
Alloy 999 Silver
Diameter 36.6mm
Thickness 2.3mm
Weight 15.59 grams
Actual Silver Weight 1/2 Troy oz
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer  
Mint Perth Mint
Mintage 389,161
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

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 recalculates 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 Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 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. View our current buy back prices.

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Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

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.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 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 under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

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