The lion might be the “King of the Jungle,” but the tiger is the largest cat species in the world. Projecting power and might with its 11-foot body length, these creatures are both majestic and fearsome. The overall beauty of these creatures is captured excellently on the Lunar Series II silver bullion coins from the Perth Mint. Right now, the 2010 1 Kilo Australian Silver Tiger coin is available from JM Bullion.
- 3rd release in Lunar Series II.
- Ship in individual plastic capsules, multiples of 15 ship in boxes.
- Contains 32.15 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $30 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Features the Year of the Tiger design on the reverse.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on the obverse.
Lunar Series II coins are the popular follow-up series to the original Lunar Series coins introduced by the Perth Mint in 1996. Lunar Series II restarted promptly in 2008, following the 2007 conclusion of the first program. The cycle of coin production began with the Year of the Mouse, as it did for the original program.
Year of the Tiger coins were struck by the Perth Mint in a variety of sizes, with these 2010 1 Kilo Australian Silver Tiger coins representing the largest weight available. Year of the Tiger coins constitute the third release in the latest Lunar Series II program, and were available in limited mintages for the 1 Kilogram weight.
On the reverse face of the coin is the image of a massive, majestic tiger at rest as it lays beneath a tree. Engravings on this face of the coin include the Chinese symbol for tiger, as well as the phrase “Year of the Tiger.”
The obverse bears that familiar right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Designed in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, this is the fourth-generation image of Her Majesty on British or commonwealth coins since she ascended to the British throne in 1952.
Australia’s Perth Mint is the nation’s oldest operating facility, having opened its doors in 1898. Today, it exists separately of the federal government’s Royal Australian Mint, and is owned by the state government of Western Australia. Perth Mint coins are considered legal tender under the Currency Act of 1965.
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