The Perth Mint has opened website sales for the Melbourne ANDA Coin Show Special, which is a yellow colored edition of the 1 oz 2012 Year of the Dragon silver coin. This follows other colored Dragons offered in special packaging for previous coin shows.
This coin was released for the Melbourne Coin Show held July 7-8 and available to those attending the show for $90.00. Website sales opened later in the weekend at the same price. The product page can be found here.
The now familiar 2012 Year of the Dragon silver coin design is colored in yellow, struck from 1 troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver. Each coin comes in ANDA presentation packaging with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Only 5,000 of the coins will be released by the Perth Mint, however this refers to the packaging option. The same yellow colored 1 oz 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Coin has been included in a Chinese set with a mintage of 20,000 and Australian Set with a mintage of 2,500.
Previous coin show specials featuring Year of the Dragon coins have included a black colored 1 oz coin for the Berlin World Money Fair, a red colored 2 oz coin for the Perth ANDA show, and 1 oz purple colored coin for the Brisbane ANDA show. Another colored dragon is expected to be released for the Sydney coin show.