06-11-2012, 10:43 PM
News from World Mint News Blog:
Each coin is struck in 5 ounces of .999 fine silver to proof quality. The reverse features a dragon with the pearl of wisdom, as previously seen on bullion and other numismatic releases. The mintage is limited to 5,000 pieces.
Last week, the Perth Mint released the 2012 Year of the Dragon 5 oz. Silver Proof Coin. To the disappointment of many collectors, the coins could not be ordered on the Perth Mint’s website by US customers. The Perth Mint’s 5oz coin releases are only available from the New York Mint through direct telephone sales and not via their website.
Their direct sales number is #800-642-9160 and we will be sure to feature this contact number on our website product pages and in marketing materials provided to distributors and media in the future. With regards to the 5oz Dragon release, the New York Mint has not yet received the coins back from being graded, so promotion of this release will not commence until 16 July.
In the interim, I believe the Mint has suggested that customers can call on their sales number (above) and they will capture names and orders for when they arrive.