1 oz silver Year of the dragon colored 2012 Niue Islands

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  • Item Category: Coins & Currency
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 14, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House
Metal .999 pure Silver
Finish Proof
Diameter 40.7mm
Edge Milled Milled
Denomination NZ$2
Year of Issue 2012
Mintage 4000
About the Coin

Chinese dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology and folklore, with mythic counterparts among Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Bhutanese, Western and Turkic dragons. In Chinese art, dragons are typically portrayed as long, scaled, serpentine creatures with four legs. In yin and yang terminology, a dragon is yang and complements a yin fenghuang ("Chinese phoenix").

This pure .999 pure silver coloured coin is limited to 8,000 sets only.

Reverse Design

The coin depicts a modern dragon colour printed on finely engraved silver background of rays of light.

Obverse Design

The obverse of the coin features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, sovereign of the Commonwealth and Niue Islands, along with the year of issue (2012) and the denomination of $2.

Packaging

Each set is presented in a unique gift packaging featuring a gold ingot box.