Queensland Mint is proud to present the 2022 1kg Lunar Tiger Silver Coin from The Perth Mint.
Reputedly the oldest chronological record in history, the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar dates back beyond 2,600 BC. Based on the appearance of the new moon, it associates a different animal with each year in the 12-year lunar cycle.
According to legend, the order of the animals in Chinese astrology was determined by their race across a river. Unknown to the ox, the mouse hitched a ride on its back, leaping to victory at the very last second. The tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig followed the quick-thinking mouse and the flabbergasted ox to dry land.
- Contains 1kg of 9999 Fine Silver
- Australian Legal Tender with government backed purity guarantee and face value of $30
- Comes with protective capsule.
- Unlimited mintage.
This is the 3rd coin in a set of 12 and depicts the Year of the Tiger, the third of twelve animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Each coin’s reverse portrays a stylised representation of a Tiger with a cub amongst some Bamboo. The coin also depicts the Chinese symbol for “Tiger”, the 2022 year-date and the Perth Mint “P” Mint-mark.
The coin’s obverse depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the monetary denomination, the weight and fineness.
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