Every year, Zodiac-themed coins are some of the most popular on the market. There are multiple mints that produce coins with Chinese Lunar designs, including the Royal Australian Mint. Today, you can get the latest release from the Royal Australian Mint, the 2022 1 oz Royal Australian Mint Silver Year of the Tiger Coin from JM Bullion in brilliant uncirculated condition.
- Ships in an individual plastic capsule or roll of 10!
- Mintage limited to just 50,000 coins!
- Brilliant Uncirculated condition!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver!
- Given a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the Australian government.
- Obverse features an image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse showcases the new 2022 Year of the Tiger design.
The coins in this listing will ship in individual plastic capsules or rolls of 10. Capsules are great for protecting the coins during shipping and storage. Capsules keep the coins’ surfaces clean and prevent dings, dents, and spotting.
Chinese Lunar coins are very popular as they usually feature whimsical animal designs that draw people in. According to Chinese legend, the animals in the zodiac are in a certain order due to a race called by the Jade Emperor. He asked the animals to race to a meeting with him. The rat was the first animal to cross the river to meet the emperor, followed by the ox and the tiger. This is why the tiger is the third animal on the calendar.
The obverse boldly displays Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy. She is shown wearing her tiara in a formal gown. This image was created in 2015 by Jody Clark. It is the fifth and most recent depiction of Her Majesty to be used on coins. Jody Clark’s initials can be found within the design. Since the Queen was born during the Year of the Tiger, these coins are extra special. Circling the image of the Queen is the lunar calendar wheel, and the tiger sits at the top.
The reverse image is that of the sleek, confident tiger. As the tiger walks across pine branches, you can see his teeth. Also on this face of the coin is the Chinese symbol for Tiger, “Year of the Tiger,” and the weight and purity of the coin.
Located in Canberra, Australia, the Royal Australian Mint is known for its domed coins and this Lunar series. The Royal Australian Mint is responsible for minting the circulation coins for the country, and it opened in 1965 as the first mint in Australia that wasn’t associated with the Royal Mint of the United Kingdom.
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