The Year of the Dragon is the fifth animal to be released of the Perth Mint Australian Lunar Silver Series II addition of coinage under the . The design of this collection was inspired by the enchanting Chinese Lunar Calendar, celebrating each and every animal depicted in the ancient calendar which has been established using precise astronomical calculations.

According to Chinese legend, the Dragon symbolizes the element Earth, and is the third lunar month. If you have a Dragon birth year, you likely have a personality that’s intelligent, with strong work ethics, that’s honest and straightforward, confident, ambitious and full of life.

The birth date years of the Dragon include the following dates: January 22, 1928 – February 9, 1929; February 8, 1940 – January 26, 1941; January 27, 1952 – February 13, 1953; February 13, 1964 – February 1, 1965; January 31, 1976 – February 17, 1977; February 17, 1988 – February 5, 1989; February 5, 2000 – January 23, 2001; and January 23, 2012 – February 9, 2013.

Future birth years include: February 10, 2024 – January 28, 2025; and January 28, 2036 – February 14, 2037. If you were born during these years, your lucky colors are grayish white, silvers, and golds. Your lucky numbers are 1, 6, and 7, and you’ll want to avoid the numbers 3, 8 and 9. Lucky flowers for the Dragon include dragon flowers and the bleeding-heart glory bower.

Obverse Design

On the reverse of the Year of the Dragon coin you’ll find an image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, captured by artist Ian Rank-Broadley. This side of the Snake coin also shows the coin’s face value as well as the year it was minted, which was 2012.

Reverse Design

The Year of the Dragon’s reverse side features the mark of the “P” mint with the mystical design of the ancient Chinese dragon. The dragon appears to have a long tail with a scaled body, a drawn serpentine tongue, and four aboding legs.

Alongside of the dragon you’ll discover the traditional “Pearl-of-Wisdom” symbol and the featured inscription at the bottom of the coin which says, “Year of the Dragon,” along with the Chinese character symbol for “Dragon” on the top of the coin.

Give the Gift of Good Luck

The Year of the Dragon Coin is a must-have for any coin collector, but especially for the coin collector with a Dragon birth year. This coin can be gifted any time of year, but would make a great gift to give during the “Chinese New Year,” during the holidays, and are great gifts to give on birthdays. Bring a little luck to the Dragon birth year in your life.