Perth Mint Silver (Lunar Series 1 & 2)
Silver Lunar coins feature bold displays of the Chinese lunar calendar.
Australian Silver Lunar Series - Produced by the Perth Mint, the Australian Silver Lunar Series 1 began in 1999 with the Year of the Rabbit coins and ended in 2010 with the Year of the Tiger coins. Following the popularity, Series 2 of these Silver Lunar coins began in 2008 and will end in 2019. Struck from .999 fine Silver, Australian Lunar coins are a great way to acquire and invest in Precious Metals. Not only are the Silver coins commemorative items that appeal to collectors worldwide, but they are also legal tender in Australia.
These Australian Silver coins celebrate the Chinese lunar calendar. Inspired by the traditions of the ancient Chinese calendar, the Silver coins feature the 12 animals central to the calendar’s stories. According to the lunar calendar, each of these 12 animals has a profound influence over those born under its year of “rule.”
Many of the Silver Lunar coins feature vivid colors, bringing the bold animal designs to life. For example, the Australian Lunar coins in the Tiger Series II feature a striking 1 kilo special coin with a golden tiger that has a beautiful golden topaz gemstone for its eye on the reverse. Other special commemorative Silver coins boast bold colors, such as the 2001 Series I Silver Horse coin, which has a rich yellow and purple border with a .02 carat golden colored diamond for its eye. Browse the Silver Lunar Series coins for a vibrant addition to your Silver coin collection.
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The 2010 Silver Lunar Year of the Tiger features a tiger lying under a tree, and the Chinese character for ‘tiger.’ The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are s.... Read More