The Perth Mint: Lunar Series III
Year of The Tiger
The third release of the Lunar Series III features the powerful tiger. The tiger was last released from the Perth Mint in 2010. The 1 oz Silver, Gold and Platinum coins feature limited mintages, adding to their collectibility. The 1 oz Silver features a mintage of 300,000, 1 oz Gold will have 30,000 and the 1 oz Platinum coins have an extremely limited mintage of only 5,000 worldwide. In addition to the 1 oz coins, these popular Year of the Tiger coins are available in multiple other sizes as well. Add the Tiger to your Lunar collection today.Shop Now
Exclusive PCGS Label
To add even more unique appeal and keeping in line with the iconic and beloved Lunar Series, PCGS created custom labels specifically for the Lunar Series III. Each label features a Gold Lunar New Year design with a dark red background. Both of these colors hold importance in China, especially in regard to lunar celebrations. While the coins themselves will be widely popular around the world, these custom PCGS labels create another opportunity for collectors of a certain animal, Perth Mint products or the entire Lunar Series line.Shop Now
Animals of the Chinese Zodiac
Central to the stories in the Chinese Lunar Calendar are 12 animals, each said to have a profound influence over those born under its "rule." Unlike the zodiac signs we often think of, the animals correspond to years rather than months. The animal you are assigned, based on your birth year, represents how others perceive you or how you present yourself.
The mouse, the first in the 12-year lunar cycle, is quick-witted, resourceful, versatile, kind and smart.
1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
The ox is diligent, dependable, strong and determined. They attach importance to family and work.
1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Tigers are brave, competitive and confident. They are charming and often well-liked by others.
1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Rabbits tend to be gentle, quiet, patient and elegant, but also quick and skillful.
1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
The dragon symbolizes power, strength, nobility and success, and is considered the most powerful of the zodiac.
1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
Snakes are intelligent and intuitive. They are excellent communicators but tend to say little.
1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
Horses are active, energetic and love being part of a crowd, also possessing a quick sense of humor.
1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
The goat is thought of as gentle, mild-mannered, shy and sympathetic. They are highly creative.
1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
Monkeys have magnetic personalities, as they are witty, intelligent and clever. They are masters of practical jokes.
1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
The rooster is observant, hardworking and resourceful. They love being the center of attention and are always active.
1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
Dogs are loyal, kind, cautious and honest, and will do anything for someone they consider important.
1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
The pig is diligent, compassionate and generous. They devote all their energy to achieving their goals.
1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
Lunar Series II
From 2008 through 2019, customers around the world enjoyed The Perth Mint’s second Lunar Series. Available in multiple sizes of Gold and multiple sizes of Silver, this series expanded on the quality that had already come to be expected from not only the mint, but also the Lunar Series.
The Silver Lunar coins started being produced in .9999 fine Silver beginning in 2017, making these similar to many other investment Silver coins. The mint also introduced a 10 kilogram Silver coin, offering beautiful detail to the already beloved designs.
Lunar Series I
Produced by The Perth Mint, the Australian Silver Lunar Series 1 began in 1999 with the Year of the Rabbit Silver coins and ended in 2010 with the Year of the Tiger Silver coins. Struck from .999 fine Silver, Australian Lunar Series 1 Silver coins are a great way to acquire and invest in Precious Metals. Not only do the commemorative Silver coins appeal to collectors worldwide, but these Silver Lunar coins are also legal tender in Australia.