Australian Silver Lunar Tiger Coins
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The Perth Mint's Year of the Tiger Silver Coins
The Perth Mint, located in Western Australia, is one of the largest and most respected mints in the world. They are known for producing a wide range of bullion and collectible coins, including coins that celebrate the Chinese zodiac.
The Chinese zodiac follows a 12-year cycle, with each year associated with a different animal sign. The Year of the Tiger is one of the animal signs in this cycle. It typically occurs once every 12 years, with the most recent Year of the Tiger being in 2010. The next Year of the Tiger will be in 2022, following the Chinese lunar calendar.
In previous years, the Perth Mint has released commemorative coins to celebrate the Year of the Tiger. These coins are often made from high-quality silver, such as .999 or .9999 fine silver with the value derived from the current silver spot prices, and may feature intricate designs that symbolize the characteristics of the tiger in Chinese culture. The coins may come in various sizes, such as 1 oz, 2 oz, 5 oz, or even larger denominations, and can be purchased individually or as part of a set.
The designs of the coins may vary from year to year, but they often feature a depiction of a tiger or tigers in a dynamic or symbolic pose. The coins may also bear inscriptions related to the Year of the Tiger, such as the Chinese character for "tiger" or the years of the zodiac cycle.
The Year of the Tiger
The Year of the Rabbit, sometimes also referred to as the Year of the Hare, is one of the animal signs in the Chinese Zodiac. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are said to have certain traits associated with the rabbit, such as being gentle, kind-hearted, calm, compassionate, and sensitive. They are often considered to be good listeners and are known for their diplomatic skills. Rabbits are generally seen as lucky and are associated with good fortune, elegance, and creativity.
In addition to the animal signs, the Chinese Zodiac also operates on a cycle of five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Each year is not only associated with an animal sign but also an element. The combination of the animal sign and element gives further depth to the interpretation of a person's personality and destiny.
Chinese New Year celebrations often include various customs and traditions associated with the zodiac animal of that year. These can include family gatherings, feasts, giving and receiving red envelopes (hongbao) containing money, lion and dragon dances, and fireworks.
It's worth mentioning that the Chinese Zodiac is widely embraced not only in China but also in other East Asian countries and among Chinese communities worldwide. Many people believe that their zodiac sign can influence their personality, relationships, and even their compatibility with other signs.
History of the Perth Mint
The Perth Mint is one of Australia's oldest operating mints, established in 1899 to refine gold from the Western Australian gold rush. It played a crucial role in transforming gold discoveries into gold sovereigns, which were used as currency in the British Empire. Over the years, the Mint expanded its operations and became a major provider of precious metal products, including bullion coins and bars. It is known for its commitment to producing high-quality, intricately designed coins and bars. The Perth Mint is also recognized for its innovation, introducing the world's first 99.99% pure gold and 99.9% pure silver bullion coins. Today, it is a globally renowned institution, offering a wide range of collectible and investment-grade coins, along with refining and storage services.