1/2oz Perth Mint Silver Lunar Tiger
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Founded in 1896 as a branch to the British Royal Mint, Perth Mint today is one of the largest minting plants globally, owned by the Western Australian government. Manufacturer of the iconic ‘Kangaroo’ gold and silver investment coins, Perth Mint also produce a popular lunar series and a range of sought-after collector coins.
These magnificent silver coins celebrate the Year of the Tiger, the third of twelve animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar tiger in 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974 and each 12th preceding year are said to be natural leaders blessed with courage, charm and confidence. No mintage limit applies to the 1 kilo, 5oz, 2oz and 1/2oz coins. Except for the 1 kilo release, production of these coins will close at the end of 2022 when The Perth Mint will declare each coin's official mintage. A maximum of 100 10 kilo coins will be produced on a mint-to-order basis. Similarly, production will close at the end of 2022, when the coin's mintage will be declared. The Perth Mint will produce up to 300,000 1oz coins. Production will cease when the mintage is fully sold or at the end of the series, whichever comes first. Due to the low mintage of the 1oz size it is highly sought-after and is sure to sell out fast. Meticulously struck from 99.99% pure silver, the coins are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. DESIGN Each coin’s reverse portrays a tiger cub following its proud and protective parent across a rocky terrain featuring ferns and bamboo. Included in the design is the Chinese character for ‘tiger’, the inscription ‘TIGER 2022’ and the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. The obverse of each coin depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the weight and fineness, and the monetary denomination. AUTHENTICATION FEATURE The reverse of all coins except the 10 kilo includes a security feature in the form of a micro-engraved letter within the design. It is only detectable under a magnifying glass. PRESENTATION Each bullion coin is presented in a protective acrylic capsule.