PCGS Certified Australian Gold Lunar Series III Australian Gold Lunar coins from the Perth Mint are among the most beautiful and most popular Gold bullion coins in the world. Each coin in the Australian Gold Lunar series celebrates a specific year and animal from the 12-year Chinese lunar calendar. These coins are struck from .9999 fine Gold and are consistently popular with investors and collectors for their Gold content and collectible appeal. As with the Australian Gold Lunar Series I (1996-2007) and Series II (2009-2019), Perth Mint's third Australian Gold Lunar Series will run for the full 12-year Chinese lunar cycle and will cover each individual lunar animal. The Australia Gold Lunar Series III will begin with the Year of the Rat in 2020 and conclude with the Year of the Pig in 2031.
Inspired by the ancient Chinese lunar calendar, the Australian Gold Lunar Series features 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". Individuals are said to share personality traits and characteristics with the lunar animal that corresponds to the year of their birth, which allows them to seek good fortune and prosperity while avoiding bad luck.