Released at Berlin World Money Fair Coin Show, this stunning 2012 Perth Mint 1 oz Year of the Dragon Coin is limited to a mintage of only 5,000. Each coin is struck from 1 troy oz of .999 fine silver, and is Australian $1 legal tender. The coins come packaged in an elegant Coin Show-specific full color box containing a red and black presentation case. The coin itself comes in a protective plastic capsule.
Occupying the fifth zodiac sign of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the Dragon is of high regard. He is the dominant of all signs, showing ambition, leadership and authority. Those with birthdays during the years 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012 are said to portray qualities of the Dragon.
The obverse of the 2012 Red and Black Dragon Coin features a right-facing portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions occupy most of the coin's rim, and describes the weight, purity, year and denomination. The reverse of this Berlin Coin Show special features a colorized dragon design. The red and black offset the silver background, which is inscribed with, "Year of the Dragon."