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1 oz Fine Silver Classic Chinese Zodiac Coin - Year of the Dragon (2012)


Mintage 48,888
STATUS:
Canada and US only
Archived
$98.88 CAD
 

3rd issues in the popular series!

The 99.99% pure silver coin comes in an attractive Asian-inspired case—a perfect gift for those born in 2012.

Coin design: A classic Asian interpretation of the mythical Dragon, complete with auspicious 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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