With yet another Lunar Series at the Perth Mint completed, the Western Australia-based mint is now issuing a special commemorative coin with a very low mintage figure that encapsulates all of the designs released to date. The new Australian Lunar Animals coin features images of each of the 12 animals of the Zodiac on its reverse side. The 2019 5 oz Antique Tuvalu Lunar Animals Silver Coin is now available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coin arrives inside of a classic Perth Mint display case with a themed shipper and a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Antique silver coin features all 12 animals of the Zodiac!
- Limited mintage of only 388 coins!
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of 5 Dollars by Tuvalu.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse includes images of the 12 animals of the Zodiac with Taoist trigrams featured in the central Bagua.
- Rimless blanks!
The Chinese Zodiac may be one of the most well-known cultural symbols from the region on a global scale. This tool has influenced the choices and beliefs of billions of people over the last 2,000 years. The Zodiacs 12 animals are based on the 12-year cycle of the Chinese lunar calendar and assigns a different animal to represent personality traits and affinities within each of those years.
On the obverse of the 2019 5 oz Antique Tuvalu Lunar Animals Silver Coin is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fourth-generation portrait of Her Majesty from the Royal Mint of England. It was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley and used widely throughout the Commonwealth from Britain and Australia to New Zealand, Niue, and Tuvalu.
The reverse side of 2019 5 oz Antique Tuvalu Lunar Animals Silver Coins includes a variety of design elements. The outer ring catches the eye first as it boasts 12 circles and inside each of those youll find the portrait of one of the 12 animals from the Zodiac. Beyond the outer ring, the very edge of the design field has stylized clouds for a decorative finish. In the very center, there is a Bagua that includes eight Taoist trigrams. These symbols include three lines each and represent heaven, lake, fire, thunder, wind, water, mountain, and earth.
These 2019 5 oz Antique Tuvalu Lunar Animals Silver Coins are available inside of Perth Mint clamshell display boxes and come with a red 12 Lunar Animals-themed shipper. The coins each come with an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Additionally, these 5 oz coins consist of rimless blanks with a hand-brushed antique polish that creates a brushed, matte appearance similar to ancient coins.
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