03rd Apr2012

2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Ten-Coin Set

by YOTD

Set to cause a great stir across the market, the Perth Mint has just announced the newest 2012 Year of the Dragon commemorative to be issued into their diverse range.

Headlined by the sold-out 1oz Silver Bullion coin, this spectacular set also features nine additional 1oz specimen coins struck from .999 fine silver. Depicting the Perth Mint’s iconic dragon across each 45.60mm diameter, each of the nine coins are precisely enhanced by an array of full-colour designs. Coloured in red, blue, brown, purple, silver, white, yellow, black and gold, representative of the traits of the effervescent Lunar Dragon, each Australian legal tender issue is strictly limited to a 2,500 set mintage.

Destined to be devoured across the global market, immediate action will be vital to secure this remarkable set. With a small allocation available at Downies.com – delay will only disappoint!

23rd Jan2012

Fiji 2012 $50 Lunar Dragon Mother Of Pearl 5oz Silver Proof

by YOTD

The epitome of numismatic craftsmanship, underpinned by prestige, style and absolute class, the Fiji 2012 $50 Year of the Dragon Mother of Pearl 5oz Silver Proof has been perhaps the biggest Year of the Dragon commemorative yet! Limited to a mintage of just 888 coins – all of which have been devoured by international collectors – Downies are the only Australian supplier to have secured a mere 60 coins for a February release!

Featuring start-of-the-art minting capabilities combined with sheer numismatic innovation, this exquisite Proof is adorned with a genuine Mother of Pearl inner core. Struck to the perfection of Proof quality from a massive five ounces of .999 fine silver, each official legal tender tribute encompasses a unique dragon design across its huge 65mm diameter flan.

Housed within fitting presentation completed with an informative, numbered Certificate of Authenticity, each Mother of Pearl Silver Proof truly is the pinnacle of first-class minting! Sold out immediately at the mint, Downies is perhaps your only chance to reserve your 2012 Year of the Dragon Mother of Pearl 5oz Silver Proof – immediate action will be vital!

22nd Nov2011

Mythology meets Reality

by YOTD

Having searched the globe for the newest release from The Perth Mint – the 2011 Beijing International Coin Exposition East Meets West ½ ounce Two-Coin Set has finally been tracked down!

Without a doubt one of the hottest 2-coin sets to be released this year – with over two thirds of the mintage immediately sold out at the Beijing Show – each official Australian Legal Tender issue is presented within an illustrated envelope. Depicting the Perth Mint’s iconic Year of the Dragon design in anticipation for 2012, the second coin features an Australian Koloa asleep in a eucalyptus tree.

With only a limited number of sets available – head on over to Downies.com to secure yours today!

22nd Nov2011

Dragons hot off the press!

by YOTD

Two releases that no one anticipated to be issued into the already flawless range commemorating 2012’s Year of the Dragon, comes the Royal Australian Mint’s Lunar Dragon Coloured 1oz Silver Proof and 1/10oz Gold Proof.

Celebrating the world’s favourite lunar sign, each pad printed coin depicts the RAM’s signature dragon upon a vivid coloured background. Struck to the highest of Proof quality from .999 fine silver, the 40.00mm Silver Proof is restricted to a global mintage of just 18,000 coins. A highly exclusive, matching, 17.53mm Gold issue, crafted also to Proof quality from .9999 fine gold – this exquisite coin is limited to a mintage of just 8,000 coins.

Issued as official Australian Legal tender, and struck specifically for an international corporate order – only a minuscule number of each the 1oz Silver Proof and 1/10oz Gold Proof will be available on the market – head on over to Downies.com to try to secure what is sure to be one of the most popular RAM releases yet!

08th Nov2011

The 2012 1oz Lunar Dragon Silver Unc Returns, available exclusively at Downies!

by YOTD

Without a doubt one of the most popular lunar coins to be issued thus far – with initial allocations of this captivating Uncirculated coin selling out at both Downies – Australia’s leading distributer of world coins and banknotes, and The Perth Mint instantaneously, after an extensive search throughout global networks, Downies has been able to secure a tiny quantity of the 2012 1oz Lunar Dragon Silver Unc Specimen from Europe!

Struck from 1oz of .999 pure silver, this captivating coin proudly depicts The Perth Mint’s signature dragon design on the reverse. A highly prestigious Australian Legal Tender release, each coin has been endorsed by the Australian Government for assurance of its weight and purity. With a global mintage of 300,000 coins selling out at groundbreaking speed, the 1oz 2012 Silver Specimen Coin is undoubtedly one of the hottest lunar releases yet!

Currently retailing for just $99.00 – head on over to Downies to secure your 2012 1oz Lunar Dragon Silver Unc Specimen today!

02nd Nov2011

Tuvalu 2012 50c Baby Dragon 1/2oz Silver Proof

by YOTD

An iconic release to be issued into the Perth Mint’s unwavering Year of the Dragon collection, the 2012 50c Baby Dragon Proof is sure to capture the inner child of every collector. Struck to Proof quality from 1/2oz of .999 pure silver, this full coloured, pad printed design is the perfect release to welcome the festive season!

Tuvalu 2011 50c Baby Dragon 1/2oz Silver Proof

Depicting a baby dragon carrying a sackful of gifts across its 36.60mm diameter reverse, this legal tender coin features Ian Rank- Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. Housed within fitting Perth Mint presentation, each Baby Dragon Proof is housed within a plush display case and illustrated outer shipper and completed with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity attesting to the global mintage of just 7,500 coins.

With the overwhelming demand for all Year of the Dragon releases continuing strongly across the globe – this Silver Proof will be no exception. With a small allocation available at downies.com be quick to guarantee supply!

02nd Nov2011

Canada 2012 $15 Lunar Lotus-Shaped Silver Proof

by YOTD

The perfect tribute to the enchanting Dragon sign, the 2012 $15 Lunar Lotus Dragon Silver Proof is the epitome of Royal Canadian Mint craftsmanship. The third release in an exceptional series housing the innovative scalloped edge design reminiscent of a lotus flower, this charismatic release features a detailed dragon across its 38mm flan.

Canada 2012 $15 Lunar Lotus-Shaped Dragon Silver Proof

Struck to perfect Proof quality from .9999 fine silver, each coin is individually housed in Royal Canadian Mint’s flawless presentation. A truly captivating issue to welcome one of the most favoured Chinese lunar signs, the Canada 2012 Lunar Lotus Proof is now available at downies.com. With the choice between a presentation case or individual shipper – be sure to secure your next release today!

06th Oct2011

2012 $30 Year of the Dragon Ruby Eye Kilo Silver Specimen

by YOTD

One of the world’s largest legal tender issues this massive one kilo, .999 silver, full colour specimen is undoubtedly one of the most captivating releases to be issued thus far. Commanding the attention of collectors and investors alike, this dramatic one kilo silver coin is adorned by a genuine ruby in the right eye of the dragon!

Perth Mint Kil Gemstone Dragon

With the weight and purity of this legal tender issue guaranteed by the Australian Government, this Perth Mint struck coin is sure to be devastated by the uncontrollable market demand – head to downies.com for more information.

05th Oct2011

24 Hour Sell Out – Perth Mint’s 2012 $1 Lunar Dragon Typeset

by YOTD

Selling out at both Downies and the Mint within just 24 hours – the Perth Mint’s 2012 $1 Lunar Dragon Typeset has left collectors across the globe frantically searching to try to secure one of the most popular releases of the year. Showcasing four distinct Year of the Dragon coins featuring the Perth Mint’s signature lunar dragon with designs ranging from gold plated to full colour reverses, each Australian legal tender issue includes the Mint’s official ‘P’ mintmark. With a global mintage of just 1,500 sets – those lucky enough to get a hold of one are sure to be the envy of the numismatic world!

Perth Mint 2012 Lunar Dragon Typset

With allocations of popular Lunar Dragon coins still available for purchase – head over to www.downies.com before they too meet their destined sell out fate!

09th Sep2011

Going, Going, Gone – 2012 Year of the Dragon

by YOTD

Undoubtedly the hottest numismatic lunar release of all time, the demand for all 2012 Year of the Dragon coins has sent shock waves throughout the industry. With an unprecedented global demand for gold, silver and three- coin Proof sets alike – Collectors and investors alike are frantically searching to secure the last available issues of this popular mythological creature.

Perth Mint Dragon Silver Proof Trio

A divine essence of the Chinese culture, the Year of the Dragon has left believers captivated for centuries. Unmarked by societal affluence, the Year of the Dragon has maintained the strength of its original roots – providing an insight into its remarkable global popularity.

Perth Mint Dragon Silver Proof Trio

With both Gold and Silver Trio Perth Mint Proof sets maximising the online allocation in a matter of hours at Downies – Australia’s leading distributor of world coins, banknotes and collectables, and single Gold and Silver Perth Mint Proof coins only lasting a sheer 24 hours online – the level of demand speaks for itself! Whilst Downies online allocations for the current Perth Mint Year of the Dragon releases have been exhausted – there is still hope to secure what they have left! Simply contact Downies, Toll free on 1300 788 358 – but you must be quick!

Stay tuned to www.yearofthedragon.net.au for more 2012 Year of the Dragon coins soon to be released!

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