1/2 oz Silver Australian Lunar Coins (Random Year, Design) - Silver.com™
Gold: $1785.14 2.27
Silver: $20.32 0.19

1/2 oz Silver Australian Lunar Coins (Random Year, Varied Design)

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Beginning in 1996, the Perth Mint has released full 12-coin series that focus on each animal of the Chinese zodiac. This series started with the Lunar Series I Collection, then followed with the production of series II and III. Each series has its own unique designs for each animal of the zodiac, and the collection itself has become a fan favorite among coin collectors. You can purchase the ½ oz Australian Silver Lunar Coin Random Year Varied Design online now at Silver.com.

Coin Highlights:

  • Every coin arrives in a protective plastic capsule!
  • Features unique designs of each zodiac animal!
  • Random release years and varied designs for this listing.
  • Contains One Half Troy Ounce of .999+ fine silver.
  • Face value of $.50 (AUD) that is fully backed by the government of Australia.
  • Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait.
  • Reverse consists of varied designs of the zodiac animals.
  • If you purchase more than one coin from this listing, you could receive matching date marks and designs.

The ½ oz Australian Silver Lunar Coin Random Year Varied Design arrives in a protective capsule. These coins have been released annually from the Perth Mint as part of the Lunar Series since 1996. In 1999, silver coins were introduced into this series with the Year of the Rabbit release. The ½ oz coin consists of at least 99.9% pure silver and carries a face value of $.50 AUD.

The 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac have been featured on each coin in the Lunar series, each with their own unique designs. All 12 animals have been released in sequence, and this trend continues with the newest coin release for 2022. When purchasing from this listing, we cannot guarantee which date mark or design you will receive. After payments clear, we choose all items at random based on what’s available in our inventory. If you purchase more than one coin from this listing, they may match.

On the obverse of the ½ oz Australian Silver Lunar Coin Random Year Varied Design, the depiction of Queen Elizabeth II is shown. The original design by Ian Rank-Broadley is featured on all coins dated 1999 to 2019. For coins released in 2020 and onward, a new portrait design is depicted, created by Jody Clark. This design was created in 2015 for the Royal Mint of England, and it debuted on Australian coins in 2020 when the Lunar Series III collection from the Perth Mint was released.

The reverse of the ½ oz Australian Silver Lunar Coin Random Year Varied Design contains various designs depending on which coin you receive from this listing. All coins show unique images of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals.

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Additional information

Weight 0.50000 oz

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Brand: Perth Mint

Year:  Random

Mint Mark:  P – Perth Mint

Purity:  .9999

Manufacturer:  Perth Mint

Thickness:  2.30 mm

Diameter:  36.6 mm

Condition:  Varied

Face Value:  $0.50 AUD

Issuing Country:  Australia

Obverse Designer:  Ian Rank – Broadley

Reverse Designer:  Varies

Edge Design:  Reeded

Packaging Type:  Varies

Weight:  .5 Troy Ounce

Images shown are examples only. Actual item appearance is subject to change, but will always correlate with title and description.

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