Certain to excite collectors of the enduringly popular Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series, this premium 3oz silver bar and coin set celebrates the program that has honoured the Chinese zodiac for 20 years.
The Perth Mint’s Australian Lunar silver collectables have been delighting numismatists around the world since 1999 with annual interpretations of the animals in the Chinese zodiac. This special 20th anniversary set features the final symbol in the Chinese lunar calendar, the pig.
The silver bar encases the official 1oz silver Year of the Pig coin portraying the inquisitive animal in its natural environment. Also included is a privy mark with the Chinese character for ‘fu’, which means prosperity, the character for ‘pig’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Pig’. The coin’s obverse shows the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The reverse and obverse designs of the 2oz silver bar feature all 12 of the lunar animals with the number ‘20’ highlighting the longevity of the program.
Each bar is individually numbered, guaranteeing the low mintage of the set which is restricted to just 2,000 pieces worldwide.
These coins are housed in a classic while display case and accompanied by a numbered certificate of Authenticity.