Dragons of Legend - Chinese Dragon 2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin

  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Coloured Reverse Design
  • Limited Mintage – 5,000
  • Tuvalu Legal Tender
  • Illustrated Presentation Packaging
  • Commissioned product struck by The Perth Mint

Out of Print and Out of Stock at Perth Mint

- Carton shows slight signs of wear -

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Coloured Reverse Design

Designed from an original illustration by Howard David Johnson, the coin’s reverse portrays a coloured portrait of a Chinese dragon rising from the sea, set against a dramatic skyline.   Included in the design are the words CHINESE DRAGON and the monetary denomination.

Extremely Limited Mintage

No more than 5,000 of these coins will be issued by The Perth Mint.

Tuvalu Legal Tender

Issued as Tuvalu legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date and the monetary denomination.

Illustrated Presentation Packaging

This coin is housed in a black presentation case and illustrated shipper accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.


About the Series:

The second coin in this series features this legendary dragon, which has played an important role in ancient mythology, folklore and culture.  The Chinese dragon is believed to represent power, strength, prosperity and good luck.  The Emperor of China traditionally used the dragon as a symbol of imperial eminence.


The dragon is a respected, global symbol, known for its power to change the world and help people in need. 

Others in the Series: Red Welsh Dragon, St. George Dragon, Bulgarian Three-Headed Dragon, European Green Dragon

Donation to UNICEF-Australia

This series was commissioned by Coin Club Australia who in the Spirit of the dragon helping those in need made a donation of $1.00 to UNICEF-Australia for each coin purchased in this program.
Commissioned product struck by The Perth Mint.


Technical Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00

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