Exploring the Beauty and Value of Lunar Series Gold Coins: A Comprehensive Guide for Collectors and Investors

The Lunar Series coins by the Australian Perth Mint are minted in both gold and silver, with gold coins containing 1 troy ounce of .9999 millesimal fineness gold, or 99.99% pure gold. The Perth Mint began minting the Lunar Series in 1996.

The coins feature a reverse (tails) design depicting a different animal from the Chinese zodiac calendar for each year, with the obverse (heads) featuring a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as designed by engraver Mr. Jody Clark (see JC initials on portrait on coin). Some of the designs on the reverse side of these coins may have some slight changes for special dates and releases, but most look relatively similar. The Lunar Series Gold Coins are popular with both investors and collectors due to their unique designs and high gold content.

The coins have become increasingly popular in China, with the Chinese Lunar Calendar being the inspiration for the series. Australians, Americans, New Zealanders, and the British have also come to love these coins. The Lunar series gold coins by the Perth Mint make an excellent gift to commemorate the life of someone special, as an anniversary gift, or any other ideas that include gifts of these precious metals bullion coins.

The gold bullion coins are available in a range of sizes, from 1/20 oz to 10 kilos. The coins have a mintage of 300,000 for each design, with the 1 kilo coins having a mintage of only 500, and the 10-kilo coins having a mintage of 10.

The Lunar Series Gold Coins are legal tender in Australia and have such face value coins as $5, $10, $15, $25, $50, $100, $200, $1,000, $3,000, or $30,000 (AUD) depending on the size of the coin.

Each coin is designed to represent a year and an animal of the Chinese lunar calendar. There are a total of 12 animals in the lunar calendar and with this series of gold coins. The animals for the Lunar Series gold coins includes the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. Included with the animal is a Chinese character for the name of the animal. Each cycle through the animal years is a series of its own. Since minting of these coins began in 1996, it has now been 2 whole cycles and we are now on the 3rd series. It is quite common to see a series numbr listed with the Lunar gold coins such as Series I, II, or III.

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