2022 1kg Australian Lunar Series III Year of the Tiger Silver Coin
First issued in 1996 and now in its third round, the long-running Australian Lunar Coin Series celebrates the animals of the ancient Chinese lunar zodiac with a sequence of annual designs portraying the mouse, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. This 2022 proof coin features the tiger, which is said to bestow determination, courage, confidence and charm on those born under its influence in 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 and 2022.
Each coin portrays a charming image of a tiger cub following its proud and protective parent across a rocky terrain featuring ferns and bamboo. Also included in the design is a 1-gram pure gold privy insert portraying the Chinese character for ‘tiger’, the inscription ‘TIGER 2022’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark
Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, each release comes in a classic display case with a clear lid and an illustrated shipper. When aligned with shippers from the other 11 coins in the series, the resulting diorama depicts all 12 animals participating in The Great Race, a traditional Chinese story about the creation of the lunar calendar.
Meticulously crafted from pure silver in flawless proof quality, this coin from the Australian Lunar Series is the perfect acquisition and gift for anyone born under the Chinese lunar sign of the tiger.
- Weight: 1 kg (32.151 troy oz)
- Purity: 99.99 Fine Silver
- Diameter: 100.9mm
- Thickness: 14.5mm
- Finish: Proof
- Year: 2022
- Country: Australia
- Denomination: 30 AUD
- Mint: The Perth Mint
- Mintage: 388
- Series: Lunar Series III
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