06th Oct2011

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


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.

08th Aug2011

Year Of The Dragon 2012 Releases!


Just a quick post to notify you all that we have received confirmation that Mid-August will see the first round of Year Of The Dragon 2012 coin releases!

At this stage we can’t reveal much else, but rest-assured, we’ll have information the minute it comes to hand!

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Our site will be your one-stop resource for everything Year Of The Dragon coin related – concentrating on Australian minted releases from Perth Mint, along with world releases from across the globe – gold, silver, platinum, bronze – you name it, we’ll cover it!

07th Jul2011

2000 Year of the Dragon Kilo Silver Proof Coin with Diamond Eyes


For the second edition in our series of retrospective posts, we’ll be highlighting the extremely beautiful 2000 Silver Kilo Coin with Diamond eyes. Again, it’s been sourced from an old Money Catalogue from Australian numismatic dealer, Downies. We’d have to say that this release is probably one of the most extravagant from the 2000 series – lets hope we see something similar released in the current series!

2000 Year Of The Dragon Silver Kilo Diamond Eyes

Sumptuous, opulent, lavish… words that are not ordinarily associated with coins. That is until you feast your eyes on the Year of the Dragon Kilo Coin. The use of colour is dramatic. The addition of yellow diamonds as the dragon’s eyes is pure genius. They emanate fire.

The inclusion of precious gems as feature elements of a coin design was a concept that took Europe by storm last year. It has been brought to Australia in this latest issue from the Perth Mint, adding a new dimension to the world’s largest coin.

The Year of the Dragon Kilo Coin presents the design of a powerful dragon licked by flames. It is struck to Specimen quality in pure .999 fine silver and is Australian legal tender with a denomination of $30. Each of these stunning coins

  • Features sparkling yellow diamonds that have been inserted into the dragon’s eyes
  • Hosts a richly coloured purple and yellow border of five bats and clouds on the reverse, synonymous with the blessings of longevity, integrity and leading a full life
  • Incorporates the Chinese character for the dragon, the lunar year 2000, the weight and purity of .999 fine silver in the reverse design
  • Carries the mature portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse
  • Is blessed with individual edge numbering, and each of these giant coins comes housed in a red velveteen presentation case with a serial numbered Certificate of Authenticity

This is a coin to enjoy. It is prestigious. It is also very exclusive with only 500 available to the Australian collector market.