26/10/2021: These coins are now sold out at The Perth Mint!
These collectable one ounce Year of the Tiger coins were issued by Australia's Perth Mint. The coins are the third release in their 12-year Lunar Series III Collection.
Featuring a new reverse design by artist Jennifer McKenna, the coins are sure to be a quick seller! The one ounce coins have a maximum mintage of just 300,000 meaning once we’ve sold out of our allocation we are unable to get anymore. Due to their limited mintage, the 1 oz lunar coins are often the most sought after size.
The coins are struck from 99.99% fine silver and each coin contains one troy ounce (31.1035 grams) of silver.
The Perth Mint are known for their excellent production quality of bullion coins. Each coin is supplied in a presentation capsule to keep your coin safe.
The tiger is the third animal in the Chinese lunar calendar. Tigers are regarded as being brave, forceful and powerful, and those born during the Year of the Tiger are thought to be courageous, charming and adventurous.
The Perth Mint introduced their lunar coin series in 1996. Each coin celebrates a different Chinese zodiac sign, with each cycle lasting 12 years. Since the lunar coins were introduced they have proven to be highly collectable, with most sizes selling out quickly.
The Perth Mint's third series of lunar coins began with the 2020 Year of the Mouse. The early issues are often hard to find, so if you're thinking about collecting, we suggest you buy these earlier issues before it’s too late.
The silver Year of the Tiger coins feature a special security feature - a micro-engraved letter within the design. It’s only visible under a magnifying glass and gives buyers extra security.
The obverse features the Jody Clark Australian portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This has been used on the Australian Lunar coins since the start of Series III in 2020. The text reads:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR
The reverse was designed by Perth Mint artist, Jennifer McKenna. It shows a tiger cub and parent walking on rocks, amongst some bamboo and ferns. The Chinese character for tiger can be found at the top of the coin, with the inscription 'TIGER 2022'. The Perth Mint's 'P' mintmark appears to the left.
|Weight / Size||1 Ounce|
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||1|
|Fineness / Carat||0.9999 Fine|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Jennifer McKenna|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||Perth Mint|
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