12 Lunar Animals 2023 5oz Silver Antiqued Coloured Coin

Embodying the significance of the lunar calendar over thousands of years, this impressive tribute piece is struck from 5oz of 99.99% pure silver.

Key features:

  • 99.99% pure silver
  • Antiqued finish
  • Coloured artistry
  • Features the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse
Mintage Extremely Limited - 488


Auspicious animals

Each year of the lunar calendar is overseen by one of 12 animals auspicious in Chinese culture. Considered to have a powerful influence on the personalities of people born under their rule, these animals are also believed to affect people’s compatibility, marriage, fortune, and career prospects.

Coloured and antiqued design

The coin depicts 12 lunar animals in colour, each within a sail-shaped panel featuring representations of their natural or, in the dragon’s case, heavenly habitat. The imagery surrounds a bagua, a motif incorporating eight Taoist trigrams representing the yin and yang said to be present in all things. It also includes a taijitu, a black and white symbol that denotes the interdependence of yin and yang energy.

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Memorial Obverse

The coin bears The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse, featuring the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy supplemented with the dates of her reign, as well as the weight, purity, monetary denomination and 2023 year-date.

Presentation packaging

Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, the coin is housed in a display case and embossed shipper.



Year 2023
Metal Silver
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 5.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 155.533
Maximum Diameter (mm) 55.90
Maximum Thickness (mm) 8.50
Maximum Mintage 488
Finish Antique, Coloured
Legal Tender Tuvalu
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Sean Rogers

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