- Mintage Limit - 4000
- Year of the Dragon 2012 1Oz Proof .999 Silver Coin
- Coin in capsule+with Certificate of Authenticity+Presentation Case
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").
The coin depicts a modern dragon colour printed on finely engraved silver background of rays of light.
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.
Each set is presented in a unique gift packaging featuring a gold ingot box.