The Perth Mint Lunar Series was originally struck in 1999. This series celebrates the Chinese Lunar calendar and each coin highlights an animal within that calendar. Each of these animals is believed to have a significant impact on those born under its sign.
This initial series began with a silver coin featuring the Year of the Rabbit and the final coin in the series, produced in 2010, featured the Year of the Tiger silver coin.
This series is known as Lunar I. Because of its immense popularity, a second series, the Perth Mint Lunar 2, was initiated in 2008 and extended through 2019.
These coins were originally struck in .999 fine silver, but a switch was made in 2017 to .9999 fine silver.
Available in a variety of sizes, coins from both Perth Mint Lunar Series are highly valued by collectors and we are happy to offer a wide selection for our customers to choose from.
The Perth Mint is the oldest operating mint in Australia and is the official bullion mint of Australia.
The Perth Mint was one of the last three colonial mints established by the Royal Mint in London. It was established in June of 1899 and was built in order to accommodate the massive amounts of gold being discovered.