In 2010, the popular Australian Lunar coin series celebrates the Year of the Tiger.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the 2010 releases are available as individual 1 kilo and 1oz coins and in a Three-Coin Set comprising 2oz, 1oz and 1/2oz coins. (1 kilo denomination shown in obverse illustration.)
Year of the Tiger Design
The reverse of each coin depicts a tiger lying under a tree. As well as the inscription ‘Year of the Tiger’ and the Chinese character for ‘tiger’, the design also incorporates The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than:
- 500 individual kilo coins
- 5,000 individual 1oz coins
- 1,000 Three-Coin Sets (2oz, 1oz, 1/2oz)
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin and set is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Silver Proof Lunar Series II coins are housed in contemporary red and black display cases with illustrated shippers.
Great Gift Idea
As well as appealing to proof quality silver coin collectors, these outstanding releases also make great gifts for people born in any year ‘ruled’ by the Chinese Lunar tiger – including 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 and 2010.
Find out more about the Chinese Lunar Calender and Year of the Tiger here.