Perth Mint Lunar Series Gold

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About the Perth Mint Lunar Gold Coin

The Perth Mint Lunar series is available in Lunar Gold Coins and Lunar Silver Coins editions. Lunar Series Coins are issued to commemorate the 12-year Chinese Calendar by featuring each of its symbols on the reverse side of the coins. According to the Chinese culture, each of these animals has a very profound influence on those that are born under the “ruling” year, making the Lunar Gold Coin an excellent choice for special occasion presents. The first Australian Lunar Gold Coins series produced by the Mint was introduced in 1996, with the “Year of Mouse” coin, and ended in 2007 with the issue of the “Year of Pig” coin. These Gold Lunar Coins were struck of .999 pure gold and carry a remarkably beautiful design that quickly became popular among investors and collectors.

The second Perth Mint Gold Lunar Coins series was released in 2008, with the “Year of Mouse” coin, and is expected to end in 2019. Each lunar gold coin minted within the second series is made of .9999 pure gold, making these Australian Gold Lunar Series one of the most valuable and highly desired gold bullion products, because they are both commemorative and legal tender Australian Gold coins. The Lunar Gold Coins from the Perth Mint second series are easier to be found due to the fact that they are still being struck, with the “Year of Monkey” gold coin released in 2016. However, their mintage amounts are limited. Perth Mint bullion Lunar Series Gold Coins are the main competitor for  the well-known Chinese Lunar Coins but are produced with a higher gold content.

Main Sizes of the Perth Mint Lunar Gold Coins

Perth Mint Gold Coins produced within the Lunar Series are available in several weight options, including the standard and well known 1 troy ounce gold coin, as well as fractional sizes of ½ oz., ¼ oz., 1/10 oz., 1/20 oz. and 1/25 oz. Each Lunar Gold Coins is encased in a special air-tight hard plastic capsules to preserve its quality. Also, the coins can be sold in bulk, in special sealed rolls.

The Design of the Perth Lunar Gold Coin

Inspired by ancient Chinese traditions, each Gold Perth Mint Lunar Coin depicts one of the 12 iconic animals of the Chinese Lunar calendar: the dragon, the snake, the horse, the goat, the monkey, the rooster, the dog, the pig, the mouse, the ox, the tiger and the rabbit. Each of these animals, including the only mythical creature, the dragon, symbolizes a special virtue of the Chinese culture. One specific feature of all Perth Mint coins is that on the obverse side of all gold coins is depicted the image of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. The portrait is the courtesy of the remarkable artist Ian Rank-Broadley and is surrounded by the inscriptions “Australia”, and  “Elizabeth II” as well as the coin’s face value, mintage year and gold content marks. The latest gold coin from the second series, the “Year of Monkey” Gold coin features on the reverse side of the coin the image of a small monkey that is sitting atop the branch of a peach tree and gazing over at a hanging peach. The reverse side of the coin also contains the mintmark, the “Year of Monkey” inscription and the Chinese character for the word “Monkey”. Each coin from the Gold Lunar Coin series is an outstanding piece of craftsmanship produced by the Perth Mint.

If you have any questions about these remarkable Perth Mint Lunar Gold Coins, please do not hesitate to contact us at 800.852.6884. You can also reach a Bullion Exchanges customer service associates online through use of our live chat feature, or by email at info@bullionexchanges.com.

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