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    2021 1/2 oz Australian Silver Lunar Ox Coin (BU)

    As low as $4.24 per coin over spot!

    In the second year of availability for the Lunar Series III bullion coins from the Perth Mint, the collection moves on to the second animal in the Chinese Lunar Calendar cycle. The silver coins for sale in the bullion series include 1 oz, 2 oz, 5 oz, 10 oz, and 1 Kilo coins, as well as a singular fractional-ounce silver coin: 1/2 oz silver. Today, ... Read More

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    2019 1/2 oz Australian Silver Lunar Pig Coin (BU)

    As low as $4.64 per coin over spot!

    The Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II collection of silver coins for sale offers a great deal of variety to investors and collectors. The coins in this collection include a total of seven different bullion options, with three additional coins to choose from in th... Read More

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    2017 1/2 oz Australian Silver Lunar Rooster Coin (BU)

    As low as $6.54 per coin over spot!

    Australia's coveted Lunar Series II program has reached its first major milestone year, with a 10th release to coincide with the Year of the Rooster. Each new year's release includes a brilliant new design from the Perth Mint, and the new Australian Silver Roo... Read More

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    2014 1/2 oz Australian Silver Lunar Horse Coin (BU)

    Please be aware that these coins ship in the exact condition as we receive them from the Perth Mint. We do not cherry-pick any coins for grading or purchase any second-hand material, so you can be sure the coins you receive will be in brand new condition and ship in mint-sealed individual coin capsules. The artistically rendered 2014 ½ oz Australian Silver Horse is a r... Read More

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    2021 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Ox Coin (BU)

    As low as $7.49 per oz over spot!

    The primary option in the Australian Silver Lunar Series III collection is the 1 oz silver coin. Available in every release dating back to the first designs of the Lunar Series I collection in 1996, the 1 oz silver coin is often one of the only weights to feature a mintage cap when released by the Perth Mint. Now, 2021 1 oz Australia... Read More

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    2016 1/2 oz Proof Colorized Australian Lunar Silver Monkey Coin

    Australia’s Perth Mint is an innovator when it comes to the production of Lunar Series coins. The Perth Mint designed and produced the first popular Lunar Series, a series which has been replicated by mints around the globe. Now, its Lunar Series II coins offer added beauty with colorized proof versions. JM Bullion currently offers the 2016 ½ oz Proof Colorized Australi... Read More

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    2019 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Pig Coin (BU)

    As low as $10.49 per oz over spot!

    The Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II collection comes to a conclusion with the 2019 release of the Year of the Pig design. Once again created by Ing Ing Jong, the Australian Silver Pig coins are available to purchase online in seven bullion weights, three proof weights, and an impressive proof set. Today, 2019 1 oz Australian Silver Pi... Read More

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    2013 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Snake Coin (BU)

    As low as $13.49 per coin over spot!

    One of the many Lunar Series II coins from the Perth Mint is the Year of the Snake coin. Released in 2013 as the 6th coin in the second series from Perth, the Silver Year of the Snake Coin features a brilliant design indicative of the overall quality of the Lu... Read More

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    2016 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Monkey Coin (BU)

    Since 1996, Australia’s Perth Mint has been the leading producer of Lunar Series coins. Already on its second Lunar Series, the Perth Mint has developed some of the most coveted designs for coins inspired by the Chinese Lunar Calendar. With the Year of the Monkey fast approaching, the all-new 2016 1 oz Australian Silver Monkey Coin is now available in Brilliant Uncircula... Read More

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    2015 1/2 oz Proof Colorized Australian Lunar Goat Silver Coin (Box + CoA)

    Australia’s Lunar Series II coins from the Perth Mint are among the most coveted products available right now, with gold and silver coins in both bullion and proof versions struck annually. There’s a new design each year, which adds to the collectible nature of these valuable coins. Right now, the 2015 ½ oz Proof Colorized Australian Silver Goat Coin is available from... Read More

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    2017 1/2 oz Proof Australian Lunar Rooster Silver Coin

    The Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II coin program isn’t just an attractive buy for investors, but also a must-have for serious collectors. The coins feature new designs each year and various weights, making them an excellent addition to any numismatist’s collection. The 2017 ½ oz Proof Australian Silver Rooster Coin is available today on JMBullion.com. Coin Highlight... Read More

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    2016 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Lunar Monkey Coin (High Relief)

    Proof coins are immensely popular among collectors because of their unique finish and visual appeal. Perth Mint products already enjoy demand from around the globe, but few products from the mint are as sought after as its popular Lunar Series II coins. Right now, JM Bullion offers the stunning 2016 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Monkey Coin in a high-relief strike. Coin ... Read More

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    2014 1/2 oz Proof Colorized Australian Lunar Horse Silver Coin (Box + CoA)

    Perth Mint Lunar Series II coins are available in bullion and proof versions, with gold and silver coins released annually. Among the most popular each year are the proof collectible coins, and the colorized versions are coveted by those who like a little extra pop in their precious metals collection. Right now, the 2014 ½ oz Proof Colorized Australian Silver Horse Coin i... Read More

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    2013 1/2 oz Proof Colorized Australian Lunar Snake Silver Coin (Box + CoA)

    Lunar Series II coins from the Perth Mint are available with great variety in the design on a yearly basis. The coins are produced in both silver and gold each year, with different versions including bullion, proof, and even gilded silver coins with 24-karat gold layering. Right now, the 2013 1/2 oz Proof Colorized Australian Silver Snake Coin is available from JM Bullion.... Read More

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    2021 2 oz Australian Silver Lunar Ox Coin (BU)

    As low as $6.19 per oz over spot!

    The Lunar Series III collection from the Perth Mint comes with a total of six available weights. While the series includes only one fractional-ounce silver coin, it offers a total of four weights greater than 1 oz silver. Among those silver coins for sale, the 2 oz silver coin is the smallest of the weights issued in greater than 1 o... Read More

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    2017 2 oz Australian Silver Lunar Rooster Coin (BU)

    As low as $9.25 per oz over spot!

    With the dawn of 2017 approaching, the Year of the Rooster is coming in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. As part of the Lunar Series II coin program, the Year of the Rooster coin is available as the 10th release in the popular program that is coveted by investors a... Read More

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    2016 2 oz Australian Silver Lunar Monkey Coin (BU)

    Chinese Lunar Calendar coin designs are among the most coveted series of precious metals products minted right now. With designs that change on an annual basis and limited mintages, these coins are sought after by both investors and collectors. Today, JM Bullion offers the latest Lunar Series II from the Perth Mint, the mint that started the craze. The 2016 2 oz Australian... Read More

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    2013 1 oz Proof Colorized Australian Lunar Snake Silver Coin (Box + CoA)

    There are few coin programs available right now in the precious metals world that are as popular as the Lunar Series II coins from the Perth Mint. Whether it’s the bullion version or proof collectible, the ever-changing reverse designs makes these coins a hit with numismatists. Right now you can get your own 2013 1 oz Proof Colorized Australian Silver Snake Coin from JM ... Read More

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    2018 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Lunar Dog Coin (Box + COA)

    If you’re thinking of buying silver, the Lunar Series II collection of bullion and proof coins from the Perth Mint is one of the best options available. While Perth Mint strikes many of the bullion coins to meet demand, the proof coins in the series have a very limited mintage and are gone once sold out entirely. Today, 2018 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Dog Coins are ava... Read More

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    2021 1 oz Proof Colorized Australian Silver Lunar Ox Coin (Box + CoA)

    One of the unique, visually brilliant options among the silver for sale in the Lunar Series III collection is the colorized proof. This 1 oz silver traditional proof coin has thin layers of colorized lacquer on select reverse design elements to create a unique piece for collectors. Today, 2021 1 oz Proof Colorized Australian Silver Lunar Ox Coins are available to you onlin... Read More

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    2016 1 oz Proof Colorized Australian Silver Lunar Monkey Coin (Box + CoA)

    The Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II coins have met with all the popularity and demand of each coin released in the original Lunar Series I program. In order to satisfy the demand of numismatists for these brilliant designs, the Perth Mint got creative in offering bullion, proof, and colorized proof options so there was something for every investor and collector. Today, the ... Read More

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    2017 1 oz Proof Australian Lunar Rooster Silver Coin (Box + CoA)

    Any quantity available for $50.49 per coin over spot!

    The 2017 release of the Lunar Series II program from the Perth Mint marks the launch of the Year of the Rooster. The 10th coin in this popular series, the Year of the Rooster product is available in various weights, finishes, and precious metals. Today, the 20... Read More

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    2021 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Lunar Ox Coin (Box + CoA)

    The silver coins available in the Lunar Series III collection feature six major Brilliant Uncirculated options and a proof range that offers its own set of collectible versions of the beautiful Year of the Ox design. The primary Proof Lunar Ox Coins include a 1 oz silver proof alongside various other options. Right now, 2021 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Lunar Ox Coins are ... Read More

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    2015 1 oz Proof Colorized Australian Lunar Goat Silver Coin (Box + CoA)

    Lunar Series II coins from the Perth Mint offer some of the greatest variety to precious metal enthusiasts. If you're an avid collector, the proof versions are available in a variety of different styles. For the investor, silver and gold Lunar Series II coins feature .999 and .9999 purity, respectively in silver and gold. Today, the 2015 1 oz Proof Colorized Australian Sil... Read More

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    2020 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Lunar Mouse Coin (High Relief)

    Perth Mint silver bullion coins are available to purchase in a variety of options in the Lunar Series III collection. The 2020 Lunar Mouse coins are available in bullion, proof, gilded, and colorized options to attract both investors and collectors. Now, 2020 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Lunar Mouse High Relief Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion... Read More

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    2019 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Pig Coin (Gilded, Box + CoA)

    The Perth Mint’s release of the Lunar Series II coins includes primary options in the form of gold and silver bullion coins. However, within this issue, there are a variety of different coins to choose from that include proof releases, colorized coins, and gilded options. Right now, 2019 1 oz Australian Silver Pig Gilded Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bul... Read More

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    2015 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Goat Coin (Gilded, BU w/ CoA)

    The Perth Mint in Australia is well-known around the globe for the purity of its bullion coins and brilliance of design. One of the most popular products from the mint are its Lunar Series II coins. Honoring the animals of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, these coins have new images every year on the reverse. Right now, JM Bullion offers the 2015 1 oz Australian Silver Goat Coi... Read More

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    2015 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Goat Coin NGC MS70

    The Perth Mint’s most popular coin series in the 21st century has been the lunar coin series. The 2015 1 oz Australian Silver Goat is part of the Lunar Series II from the Perth Mint, and celebrates the Year of the Goat in the Chinese Zodiac. Today, you can purchase one of these 2015 1 oz Australian Silver Goat coins through JM Bullion with a perfect MS70 grade from the N... Read More

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    2017 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Rooster Coin NGC MS70 ER

    The Chinese Lunar Calendar is a 12-year cycle that features a different animal to represent each of the 12 individual years. The animals assigned to each year were given their assignment by the Jade Emperor, and are said to impart some of their character traits to the people born under their sign. The 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Rooster Coin is available to purchase today ... Read More

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    2010 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Tiger Coin (Lunar Series 1)

    Perth Mint in Australia is responsible for the production of what is arguably the most coveted series of gold and silver for sale with lunar-themed designs. The Lunar Series I program launched in 1996 and was so popular that the mint immediately produced a follow-up series in 2008. Right now, 2010 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Tiger Coins are available to purchase online fr... Read More

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    2017 2 oz Australian Silver Lunar Rooster Coin NGC MS70 ER

    As low as $42.00 per oz over spot!

    There are few coins with the popularity of the Lunar Series II program from the Perth Mint. With new designs each year, and separate gold and silver release designs, the Lunar Series II program offers variety in size and design to capture the attention of any ... Read More

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    2017 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Rooster 4-Coin Type Set Collection (Box + CoA)

    The latest release in the Perth Mint's Lunar Series II collection the Year of the Rooster coin, and it’s available once again in both silver and gold, with bullion and proof versions. The Perth Mint also releases limited-issue proof coin...... Read More

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    2020 Proof Australian Silver Lunar Mouse 3-Coin Set (Box + CoA)

    The Perth Mint’s new Lunar Series III program offers something for both investors and collectors. The investment-grade range includes gold, silver, and platinum bullion coins, the latter marking its first-ever release in the series. The new proof silver coins are now also available in the series and feature a variety of options. Today, 2020 Australian Silver Lunar Mouse ... Read More

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    2017 Colorized Proof Australian Lunar Rooster Silver Rectangle 4-Coin Set

    One of the newest and most unique offerings from the Perth Mint’s annual Lunar Series II releases is the four-coin set of proof rectangular coins. Featuring images of the Year of the Rooster celebration, each of the four coins has a different depiction of the rooster on its reverse surface. The 2017 Colorized Proof Australian Rooster Silver Rectangle 4-Coin Set is availa... Read More

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    2015 Colorized Australian Lunar Goat Silver Rectangle 4-Coin Set

    One of the newest options from the Perth Mint's Lunar Series II program is a 4-coin collection of unique, 1 oz. rectangular coins. With the Year of the Goat here, the Lunar Series II program features a variety of different designs for its silver and gold coins. Right now, the 2015 Colorized Australian Goat Silver Rectangle 4-Coin Set is available here from JM Bullion. C... Read More

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    2021 1 Kilo Australian Silver Lunar Ox Coin (BU)

    As low as $3.09 per oz over spot!

    The largest coin struck in higher volumes in the Lunar Series III collection is the 1 kilo silver coin for sale. While there is a 10 Kilo coin issued in Lunar Series III releases, the mintage of those large coins is extremely limited. For the Year of the Ox, the largest coin you can easily get your hands on is the 1 Kilo Lunar Ox coin. Now, 2021 1 ... Read More

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    2016 1 Kilo Colorized Australian Silver Lunar Monkey Gemstone Eye Coin

    The Perth Mint in Australia is well-known for its impressive designs and stunning purity levels in its silver and gold bullion products. Equally well known are the lunar inspired coins from the mint. Perth Mint is famous for introducing the first lunar series in 1996, and continues that tradition today with a variety of stunning coins in its Lunar Series II program. Now av... Read More

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    2015 1 Kilo Colorized Australian Silver Lunar Goat Gemstone Eye Coin (BU, Box + CoA)

    Lunar Series II coins from the Perth Mint enjoy incredible popularity among investors and collectors alike. The proof versions released each year by the mint are among the most valuable for their variety, and today you have the chance to purchase a particularly unique option. The 2015 1 Kilo Colorized Australian Silver Goat Gemstone Eye Coin is available now to purchase fr... Read More

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    2020 1/2 oz Australian Silver Lunar Mouse Coin (BU)

    As low as $4.24 per coin over spot!

    The Perth Mint is back with all-new designs on its silver coins for sale in its lunar collection. The Lunar Series III coins debut with the 2020 Year of the Mouse design bearing a fresh creation from artist Ing Ing Jong. Ms. Jong has been working on Lunar Seri... Read More

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    2020 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Mouse Coin (BU)

    As low as $7.99 per coin over spot!

    The new silver for sale in the Lunar Series III collection debuts with the Year of the Mouse design. As the third series, the Perth Mint offers a third new design of the mouse for its landmark program. Ing Ing Jong returns as the designer for the series, deliv... Read More

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    2020 2 oz Australian Silver Lunar Mouse Coin (BU)

    As low as $6.19 per oz over spot!

    The Australian Silver Lunar collection is one of the most diverse options for those buying silver. These silver coins in the Lunar Series III program come in a total of five options for 2020. Those weights include a single fractional-weight coin and four coins... Read More

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    2020 1 oz Proof Colorized Australian Silver Lunar Mouse Coin (Box + CoA)

    The Lunar Series III collection launches with 2020 date marks for the newest Year of the Mouse design from the Perth Mint. Once again designed by Ing Ing Jong, the new collection picks up where the previous one left off and includes silver coins for sale in a variety of different versions. The 2020 1 oz Proof Colorized Australian Silver Lunar Mouse Coins are available to y... Read More

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    2020 5 oz Australian Silver Lunar Mouse Coin (BU)

    As low as $5.89 per oz over spot!

    The Perth Mint’s lunar collections of gold and silver for sale return in 2020 with the debut of the Lunar Series III collection. Like its predecessors, the Lunar Series III collection offers fresh designs for each of the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac. The... Read More

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    2020 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Mouse Trio (Box + CoA)

    The Australian Silver Lunar Mouse Coins from the Perth Mint are designed by Ing Ing Jong and the Year of the Mouse in 2020 marks the launch of the Lunar Series III collection. Like past issues of lunar coins, this series again offers something for investors and collectors. This includes a three-coin proof collection. Today, 2020 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Mouse Trio coin... Read More

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    2021 Proof Australian Silver Lunar Ox 3-Coin Set (Box + CoA)

    When it comes to traditional proof silver for sale in the Lunar Series III collection, the Perth Mint offers three coins to collectors. Two of these coins are available for individual purchase, with those same two coins paired with an exclusive version of the coin in a beautiful 3-coin collectible set. Today, 2021 Proof Australian Silver Lunar Ox 3-Coin Sets are available ... Read More

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    2020 1 Kilo Australian Silver Lunar Mouse Coin (BU)

    As low as $2.39 per oz over spot!

    Those seeking out silver coins for sale from the Perth Mint should consider the splendor of the Lunar Series III collection. The Perth Mint created the niche for lunar coins with its stunning Lunar Series I collection in 1996 and has continued the tradition th... Read More

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    2020 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Lunar Mouse Coin (Box + CoA)

    The Perth Mint’s new Lunar Series III coin collection is available as of Fall 2019 and the new 12-coin design series starts with the Year of the Mouse. In addition to several gold and silver bullion options, the mint also offers low-mintage proof coins for c... Read More

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    2021 5 oz Australian Silver Lunar Ox Coin (BU)

    The Lunar Series II collection ended in 2019, and the Perth mint promptly released a third collection of lunar-themed coins starting once again with the Year of the Mouse. In keeping with the accurate 12-year cycle of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the Perth Mint Lunar Series III coins went from the Year of the Mouse in the first issue ... Read More

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    All Lunar Series Silver Coins from the Perth Mint in Australia

    There is no mint more famous for its lunar-themed programs and designs than the Perth Mint of Western Australia. Founded in 1899, the mint has established itself in the late-20th and early-21st centuries as one of the leading mints around the world to produce gold, silver, and platinum bullion coins. Since 1996, it has led the way in the production of lunar-themed coins with an ever-expanding portfolio of lunar designs that now spans three separate collections and three types of precious metals. If you haven’t heard of the Lunar Series coins from Perth Mint, below you’ll get a crash course in the stunning coins in this series.

    Commonalities Across Lunar Series

    There are a handful of commonalities you will find across all of the Lunar Series silver coins for sale from the Perth Mint. First and foremost, the 1 oz silver and 1 Kilo silver coins have been a standard in the collection since the 1996 debut of the first series. These coins are typically the most popular among investors. The 1 oz coin almost always features a mintage cap to create a bit of rarity in the coin and control the number that are eventually produced. For example, the 2020 Lunar Mouse in the latest lunar series has a cap of just 300,000 coins.

    However, the 1 Kilo coin and other weights, such as 2 oz and 5 oz silver coins, are produced with no mintage caps set so investors can purchase the coins throughout the calendar year that matches the date mark. When a so-called “unlimited mintage” is set in this series, the Perth Mint indicates it will strike that coin as long as demand exists, but only through the end of the calendar year matching the date mark on the coin. In the case of that same 2020 Lunar Mouse, the mint will produce the coins as long as there is demand, but only through December 31, 2020.

    The other major commonality you will find in this series is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is always featured on the obverse side of Australian denominations, but her effigy is regularly updated to reflect her age as she resides on the throne as the Queen of England and the Commonwealth. Dating back to the 1996 release of the Lunar Series I coins, the Queen has featured in three different reliefs on Lunar Series silver from the Perth Mint:

    • 1996-1998: The third-generation Royal Mint effigy from Raphael Maklouf is featured on the obverse of the coins. This design shows a very young image of the Queen wearing the George IV State Diadem Crown in right-profile relief.
    • 1999-2019: The use of the Ian Rank-Broadley design is unique in the series in that it appeared in both the Lunar Series I and Lunar Series II collection, featuring in the latter despite the fact that a replacement effigy of the Queen had already started to appear on Australian coins. This is the fourth-generation Royal Mint design and fifth to feature on Australian denominations during the Queen’s reign. Widely regarded as one of the best portraits of the monarch, this right-profile bust shows the Queen wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara.
    • 2020-present: Jody Clark’s fifth-generation Royal Mint design, and sixth on Australian coins, is the first portrait of the Queen for Australian denominations since 1966 to include her shoulders and full neckline in the design. Again captured in right-profile relief, the Queen is seen at age 89 in this bust with the George IV State Diadem Crown back on her head.

    The Ian Rank-Broadley design was unique in the series in that it was the only one the Perth Mint insisted on using for continuity in the program even after a new portrait was available. The Broadley design was developed in 1998 and came to Australian coins in 1999, with the Perth Mint swapping out the Maklouf relief after three years of the 12-year Lunar Series I collection. However, when the new portrait from Clark came to Australian coins in 2018, the Perth Mint opted to use the Broadley design one last time in 2019 for the conclusion of the Lunar Series II collection.

    Lunar Series I: 1996-2007

    The series that started a trend, the Lunar Series I collection launched from the Perth Mint in 1996. One of the many factors that set the Perth Mint collections of lunar designs apart from other mints is the strict adherence to the actual cycle of the Zodiac. All mints issue their designs to align with the animal present on the Zodiac in a given date mark. For example, 2020 is the Year of the Mouse and all lunar collections are featuring distinctive mouse or rat designs. However, the Zodiac has a specific cycle that starts with the Year of the Mouse and concludes with the Year of the Pig before resetting to the Year of the Mouse. Only the Perth Mint launches a new program at the same time as the Year of the Mouse with regularity.

    Throughout the Lunar Series I program, the Perth Mint primarily offered a handful of fractional-ounce coins and 1 oz coins. In the silver series, the issuance of fractional-ounce coins was largely limited to 1/2 oz silver with other weights added as demand dictated. Proof coins were as far as the series went in terms of collectible options at this point in time.

    Lunar Series II: 2008-2019

    It was the introduction of the Lunar Series II program that really saw expansion begin to occur in the lunar designs at the Perth Mint. It had already introduced the idea of separate designs in each year for its gold and silver coins. For example, the Year of the Dog design in the Lunar Series II collection depicted German shepherd with its young pup on the reverse of the silver coins, while the reverse of the gold coins depicted just one Labrador retriever in its design element.

    The Perth Mint also began to build on the variety of coin weights available in its lunar programs with the introduction of the Lunar Series II coins. This included:

    • 10 Kilo
    • 1 Kilo
    • 5 oz
    • 2 oz
    • 1 oz
    • 1/2 oz

    Another interesting factor regarding the Lunar Series II collection was the impact of a broader transition at the Perth Mint to produce silver coins with greater purity. From the introduction of the Australian Silver Kookaburra in 1990, all annual-issue silver bullion coins from the mint were struck with .999 pure silver content. In 2016 though, the Perth Mint introduced its first-ever .9999 pure silver bullion coin. In 2017, the Australian Silver Koala and Silver Kookaburra followed suit by increasing the silver purity to .9999. In that same year, the Lunar Series II coins shifted from .999 pure silver to .9999 pure silver. So, Lunar Series II coins dated 2008 to 2016 have .999 pure silver, while the final three releases in 2017, 2018, and 2019 all have .9999 pure silver content.

    Lunar Series III: 2020-2031

    With so much success stemming from its Lunar Series I and II programs, it was inevitable that the Perth Mint would continue to meet the demand for lunar-themed silver bullion by introducing a third version of the series. Released in conjunction with the start of the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac, the new Lunar Series III program from the Perth Mint continues the traditions of the Lunar Series I and Lunar Series II collections, while also adding its own twists. The most notable addition to the Lunar Series III program was the debut of a platinum bullion coin in the Lunar Series for the first time ever.

    You will find as you shop the Lunar Series III coins from 2020 onward that the Perth Mint issues the coins in the same order that the preceding collections featured the animals of the Zodiac. The 2020 Lunar Series III coin debuted with the Year of the Mouse image and will follow the same 12-year cycle as the other offerings.

    Variations in the Programs

    Over the course of time, the Perth Mint has responded to the popularity of the series by introducing a variety of different options for investors. Though not originally available with the Lunar Series I release, the lunar silver coins from Perth Mint grew starting with the Lunar Series II collection to include a number of different bullion coins and collectible proofs. The list of options is too extensive to list, but it is possible to highlight some of the popular options:

    • Colorized Proofs: For each of the design releases in the Lunar Series II and Lunar Series III collections, the Perth Mint offered colorized proof versions of its design. The colorized proof has a thin layer of colorized lacquer on the reverse design elements only to create unique visuals.
    • Gilded Coins: The gilded silver coins are a unique option in any series of silver bullion. These types of coins are bullion versions of the coin with a thin layer of 24-karat gold bullion applied to certain facets of the reverse design only.
    • Trio Sets: Introduced in the Lunar Series II collection and sure to be a hit throughout the Lunar Series III collection, the Trio Set offers investors and collectors a limited-edition three-coin set with a 1 oz version from each of the bullion, colorized, and gilded releases of the coin.
    • Typeset Collection: Debuting in the Lunar Series II collection, the Typeset Collection is a unique release that combines each of the major 1 oz silver releases in the series. The set includes the 1 oz silver bullion coin, 1 oz silver proof, 1 oz colorized proof, and 1 oz gilded coin all in one low-mintage set.
    • Proof 3-Coin Sets: A three-coin proof silver set offers the most popular silver weights in any lunar series. The 2020 set features the 2 oz silver, 1 oz silver, and 1/2 oz silver proof coins in the collection. The set is particularly unique because the 2 oz silver proof coins are not available for individual purchase.
    • 4-Coin Rectangular Sets: Introduced in the course of the Lunar Series II collection, the first rectangular silver coins from the Perth Mint came with distinctive designs of each animal in the Zodiac with a colorized visual. The Perth Mint would go on to expand on the rectangular concept in later years with dragon designs.

    About the Perth Mint

    The Perth Mint was founded as part of the Royal Mint of England system in 1899, just two years before Australia’s federation movement in 1901. The mint was set to join the Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint in the colonial mint system on the continent, but would go on to fulfill a different role for the seven decades. The mint would produce sovereigns for Australia as part of the Commonwealth for decades until the founding of the Royal Australian Mint in 1965. Since that time, it has operated as an official bullion mint that is wholly owned by the state of Western Australia. It is the nation’s oldest operating mint and one of the most respected in the world.

    Collection Lunar Series Silver from JM Bullion

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