These gold lunar coins are issued by Australia's Perth Mint. Designed by Monique Reeves, the 2022 gold coins feature a ferocious tiger on the reverse. Jody Clark's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse.
These 1/2 oz gold coins are the third release in the Lunar Series III Collection. Struck from 99.99% fine gold (24 carat), the Year of the Tiger coins come in individual plastic capsules.
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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 obverse features the Australian coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, by Jody Clark. The design shows Elizabeth from the shoulders upwards. The text reads:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
1/2oz 9999 Au 50 DOLLARS
Designed by Monique Reeves, the reverse of this gold coin features a fierce tiger, standing on a rock peak. The Chinese character for 'tiger' can be found to the left of it, with the inscription 'TIGER 2022' and the Perth Mint's 'P' mintmark.
|Weight / Size||0.5 Ounce|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.5|
|Fineness / Carat||0.9999 / 24|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Monique Reeves|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||Perth Mint|
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