Struck by The Peter Mint from 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality.
The reverse of the coin depicts a dragon with a representation of a pearl. The Chinese charter for 'dragon' and the inscription 'Year of the Dragon' also appear in the design with The Perth Mint's traditional 'P' mintmark.
The Ian Rant-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2012 year-date are shown on the coin's obverse.
The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar dragon include 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, and 2023. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be confident, enterprising, independent, self-assured, brave and passionate.