When you are looking for exceptionally designed Lunar-themed coins, the Royal Australian Mint is a good place to start. Each year, the mint releases a new design that features the current year’s zodiac creature. Right now, you can find the 2022 1 oz Silver Royal Australian Mint Year of the Tiger Coins at Silver.com in Brilliant Uncirculated condition!
- Arrives in an individual plastic capsule or roll of 10!
- Limited mintage of only 50,000 coins!
- Brilliant Uncirculated condition!
- Contains One Troy ounce of .999 pure silver!
- Face value of $1 (AUD) backed fully by the Australian government.
- Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- New 2022 Year of the Tiger design on the reverse.
Lunar-themed coins are very popular in both collectors’ and investors’ circles. Across the globe, mints are producing different lunar designs at a fast pace. Legend has it that the animals chosen for the zodiac calendar were chosen in this specific order due to a race called by the Jade Emperor. The twelve different animals raced to meet him, and the rat was the first to make it. The tiger was the third to meet the emperor, solidifying its third spot in the lunar calendar.
The obverse face of the coin features Jody Clark’s 2015 rendition of Queen Elizabeth II in a formal gown and tiara. Clark’s image is the fifth and most recent effigy of the Queen. His initials can be found in the image. Her Majesty was born during the Year of the Tiger, which makes these coins a little bit more special than the others. Her image is surrounded by the lunar calendar wheel with the tiger sitting right at the top.
On the reverse, the image of a confident tiger walking over a pine branch. His mouth is shown with its opened slightly. The inscriptions on this side of the coin include the Chinese symbol for Tiger, “Year of the Tiger,” and the weight and purity of the coin.
The Royal Australian Mint, located in Canberra, Australia, opened in 1965 as the first Australian mint that wasn’t associated with the Royal Mint in the UK. This mint is tasked with producing the circulation coins that Australian’s use every day, as well as many collectors’ coins.
Each coin in this listing will ship to your door in an individual plastic capsule for protection. Individual capsules help keep the surface of the coin clean and damage-free. Capsules are great for shipping, storage, and displaying your new gold coin! If you order 10 coins, they will ship in a roll.
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