Brand New From Pamp Suisse – A Beautiful Twist On Dragon Bars


First Lunar Series Bullion from Pamp Suisse Year of the Dragon Gold and Silver Bars Original, Exquisite and Beautifully Collectible

 Pamp Suisse (Year of the Dragon) Gold and Silver

The first Chinese lunar bar from Pamp Suisse is exactly what you’d expect from this leading refiner of Precious Metals: one of the more stunning and original of the 2012 Year of the Dragon bars. Pamp Suisse Year of the Dragon Gold and Silver Bars put a new twist on bullion design, with uniquely interrelated details on both sides of each bar.

  • Unique serpentine design: In this design, the dragon – a symbol of power and wealth, a bringer of good fortune and prosperity – wraps around a pillar. We see a different side of the pillar on each side of the bar.
  • 1 oz bars in pure Gold and Silver: More than just beautiful, these are among the purest Gold and Silver bars minted. And they come in the popular 1 oz size that’s ideal for investing and easy to sell when needed.

Assay card and unique serial number: Pamp Suisse Year of the Dragon Gold and Silver Bars come in 2012 dated assay cards. The serial number on each card matches the serial number stamped on each bar.


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APMEX Exclusive: A Rare Pearl Of Wisdom For Collectors

Only 8,000 Minted – Only APMEX Has Them 2012 ½ oz Silver Niue $2 Pearl Dragon in Dragon’s Egg Case A Rare “Pearl of Wisdom” For Your Collection

 2012 1/2 oz Silver Niue $2 Pearl Dragon in Dragons Egg CaseIn Chinese mythology, the dragon is a powerfully auspicious bringer of good fortune and the pearl — a symbol of wisdom. So what does it mean when the dragon brings you a pearl? It means you’ve acquired an extremely rare 2012 ½ oz Silver Niue $2 Pearl Dragon in Dragon’s Egg Case.


Of all the coins minted to commemorate 2012 as the Year of the Dragon, this APMEX exclusive is one of the most beautiful and rare:

  • Uniquely beautiful design: The reverse, or back, of this .999 fine Silver coin features a brilliantly colorized dragon presenting a “Pearl of Wisdom” in its claw. The Chinese character for “dragon” is in the background.
  • Protective dragon’s egg case: The encapsulated ½ oz Silver coin rests in a remarkably detailed dragon’s egg case and comes in a green dragon scale box.
  • Only 8,000 in existence: The New Zealand Mint, known the world over for its quality and design excellence, made a limited number of these 2012 ½ oz Silver Niue $2 Pearl Dragons in Dragon’s Egg Cases.
  • Certificate of authenticity: The certificate of authenticity guarantees this coin is Niue legal tender with a $2 face value as well as metal content and purity of the coin.
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Weekly Gold and Silver Market Recap for June 1, 2012

by Robert Davis. Email Robert.

U.S. Economic Data Disappoints

In a May survey, consumer confidence is at a five month low.  Only 13.6 percent of consumers say business conditions are good.  Pending home sales dropped in April, which was unexpected.  To top this off, only 69,000 new jobs were created in May, which pushed the unemployment rate to 8.2 percent.  “For those lucky enough to have a job, their spending power is sliding when accounting for inflation.  The markets will respond negatively to this report,” Todd Schoenberger at the BlackBay Group in New York said.  Stock prices slid in response this report, while Precious Metals were benefiting.  “The housing market will be affected by the weaker than expected jobs report,” said Doug Duncan, chief economist at Fannie Mae.  “The drop in pending home sales is clearly disappointing,” said Pierre Ellis, an economist at Decision Economics in New York.  “It remains to be seen whether this is the beginning of a real downturn.”

U.S. Treasury Yields Drop to Lowest Rates in History

Interest rates on 10 year Treasury bonds hit their lowest point ever this week as more investors fled risky assets, also driving stocks to continue their recent slump.  Interest rates on bonds fall when there is greater demand in the market, and this demand is typically driven by fear of risk. “If you look at the global marketplace, we are the supermarket of safety,” said William Larkin, a fixed income money manager for Cabot Money Management Inc.  “We’re talking about an elevated level of fear. This is mainly driven by growing uncertainty in Europe.  People are saying, ‘I can buy the Treasury and I know my money will be returned to me.’ ”

…And of Course, Europe Still Looks Terrible

Spain was hit with another credit downgrade.  As a result, borrowing costs in that country soared.  It now seems a matter of when, not if, a bailout will be necessary.  Reports also showed that the European Central Bank rejected Spain’s plans to recapitalize Bankia SA, its largest bank, which the Spanish government partially nationalized in response to the bank’s near collapse.  One headline was particularly interesting, with an analyst suggesting that Spain could exit the eurozone before Greece.  For Spain, the eurozone’s third largest economy, leaving the euro may not be that country’s choice but instead may be the European Union’s.  “They are too big to rescue, they have no political hang ups about rupturing their relations with the EU, they are already fed up with austerity, and there is a bigger Spanish-speaking world for them to grow into,” said Matthew Lynn of Strategy Economics.

2012 Silver Australian Kookaburra Dragon Privy

In 1990, the Perth Mint of Australia began minting an unusual Silver bullion coin: the Silver Kookaburra. These beautiful coins celebrate the very interesting bird native to Australia. And now a special issue has been minted featuring a dragon privy mark to honor 2012 as the Year of the Dragon!

Each 1 oz Australian Silver Kookaburra with Dragon Privy contains .999 fine Silver. The obverse features a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and lists the face value of the coin, which originally was $5, but was lowered to $1 in 1992. The reverse of each coin displays the kookaburra, and this issue features a beautiful dragon to celebrate the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese lunar calendar. In addition to the privy, these Silver coins have a limited mintage of just 80,000, which makes them even more collectible!

People born in the Year of the Dragon are said to be healthy, energetic, excitable, short-tempered and stubborn. They are also honest, sensitive, brave, and inspire confidence and trust. Dragon people are the most eccentric of any in the Eastern zodiac. These Silver coins would make a great gift for the dragon person in your life, someone born in 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 or 2012.

These beautiful, .999 fine Silver coins make a great personal collectible or a perfect gift. APMEX offers several options for purchasing: single coins, rolls of 20 coins or boxes of 500 coins, with each coin in a plastic capsule no matter the quantity. The Year of the Dragon only comes around once every 12 years, so these special coins will not be seen again for a long time. Get your unique 2012 Silver Australian Kookaburra Dragon Privy coins while you can!

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Limited Quantity: Black Dragon 1 Oz Silver in Special Package


The 2012 1 oz Silver Black Dragon
(Limited Quantity Available)

 The Year of the Dragon coins have always been one of the most popular of all Chinese Lunar coins. As the only mythical creature in the 12-year lunar cycle, the dragon inspires some of the most beautiful, limited mintage coin designs – including this 2012 1 oz Silver Black Dragon produced by the Perth Mint.

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New Silver Maple Dragon Privy Coins – Limited Quantity

2012 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf - Dragon Privy

APMEX Exclusive!
2012 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf – Dragon Privy
A Rare “Year of the Dragon” Commemorative
Limited Quantity Available! 

In Chinese astrology, the dragon is a sign of auspicious powers, a bringer of good fortune. And in celebration of the Year of the Dragon, APMEX brings you a special coin from the Royal Canadian Mint – the 2012 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf – Dragon Privy. Only 25,000 of these .9999-fine Silver coins were minted, and they are only available from APMEX. So, order now, while supplies last.


Exceedingly lustrous in its Reverse Proof finish, the beautifully detailed dragon privy mark adds a unique, collectible accent to the iconic Canadian Silver Maple Leaf design. Each of these $5 face value coins contains:

  • 1 oz of .9999-Fine Silver: The Canadian government guarantees the weight and purity of each coin.
  • Unique Privy Mark: Beautifully detailed privy mark just left of the stem on the reverse, or back, adds a rare touch to this popular Silver coin.
  • Special Reverse Proof Finish: The Royal Canadian Mint struck these Maple Leafs with specially polished dies, giving the raised surfaces a mirror-like finish while the background remains frosty (the opposite of Proof coins).
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Rare Chance To Own Colorized Silver Dragons from the Perth Mint


Silver Australian Year of The Dragon

The Year of the Dragon becomes larger-than-life on the 2012 5 oz. Silver Australian Year of the Dragon Colorized Coin from the Perth Mint. Minted exclusively for Asian markets, these coins are hard to find in the U.S. — but APMEX has limited quantities in stock and ready to ship today! This stunning coin captures a unique rendition of the traditional Chinese dragon in striking red with gold-colored accents on 5 full ounces of .999-fine Silver. Don’t miss this opportunity! Call our Account Managers toll-free at 800.375.9006 to place your order or order online at, while supplies last!

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