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!

18th Aug2011

Royal Australian Mint – 2012 Lunar Dragons

by YOTD

The first round of 2012 Lunar Dragon releases has hit! The Royal Australian Mint have offered up a beautifully timeless design in Gold, Silver and Al-Bronze Unc. All three releases are now available from Downies.com. Direct links at the bottom of the article!

These little beauties are going to go like hot cakes, so we’d advise those who are thinking of a purchase, to secure yours ASAP!

Royal Australian Mint 2012 Lunar Dragons

 The only mythological creature featured in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, and unquestionably the most famous of the twelve year-signs, it will come as no surprise that the Year of the Dragon coins are the most sought after Lunar New Year commemoratives worldwide. In 2012, we will once again celebrate the Year of the Dragon, with the Royal Australian Mint naturally issuing an array of coins to honour the role of this legendary beast in the Chinese Lunar Cycle.

A much anticipated release, the RAM’s new 2012 Year of the Dragon Series provides an option for every collector. With this unique Year of the Dragon Australian legal tender type struck from glittering gold, sumptuous silver and affordable al-bronze, the latest addition to the RAM’s first ever Lunar coin series is sure to be as sought after as its predecessors.

The most prestigious acquisition of the 2012 series, the 1/10oz .9999 fine gold Proof will undoubtedly be highly sought after by Lunar collectors and gold collectors alike. Beautifully presented in an official RAM case, complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, this 17.53mm diameter Proof coin has a tiny mintage of just 2,500! An affordable, yet prestigious gift, the 25mm 11.66g .999 fine silver Proof is also superbly presented within an official RAM case, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity confirming the strictly limited edition of 10,000. Not to be issued for circulation and a must-have for a complete $1 collection, the 25mm al-bronze Year of the Dragon $1 is just as important to traditional collectors as it is to Lunar buyers.

Forming a fantastic gift for anyone born in the Year of the Dragon (1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988 or 2000), each of these official, brilliantly designed Australian legal tender coins is available at the Mint’s Official Issue Price.

All three releases are now available to purchase from Downies.com

2012 $10 Year Of The Dragon Gold Proof

2012 $1 Year Of The Dragon Silver Proof

2012 $1 Year Of The Dragon Al-Br BU