Fine Silver Lunar Lotus Coin - Year of the Dragon (2012)
3rd issues in the popular series!
Act now as previous coins in the Lunar Lotus series sold out, like the 2010 Year of the Tiger and the 2011 Year of the Rabbit.
Each 99.99% pure silver coin comes in an attractive Asian-inspired case—a perfect gift for those born in 2012.
Coin design: The Dragon’s serpentine shape echoes the coin’s scalloped edge, which is lined with lotus flowers and clouds of good fortune.
Year of the Dragon: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012.
The Dragon is a supernatural, celestial power; cherished in Chinese culture for its wisdom and the prosperity it brings to earth. The Dragon is the ultimate “doer,” and tackles everything with fiery enthusiasm. It’s extremely loyal to its loved ones and will come to the rescue every time. Right or wrong, forget about steering a Dragon away from a disastrous situation—duty calls! The Dragon may have a big ego and demanding ways, but it inspires everyone it comes into contact with—this magical character is too dynamic and captivating to resist!
The intrigue behind the Chinese New Year.
In China, the New Year is also known as the Spring Festival. In this ancient society, farmers have always looked to the moon to determine when they should begin sowing their crops. That important date arrives with the first new moon after the inception of spring; roughly halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. As a result, the Chinese New Year shifts from year to year. In 2012, the Year of the Dragon begins on January 23rd—celebrate!
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