Perth Mint Gold Lunar Series
The Perth Mint Lunar Series (I, II and III) is based upon the 12 Year Chinese Lunar Calendar, dating back to 2600BC. Coins are struck from .9999 fine gold and are issued as Australian legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The series are popular with both collectors and investors all over the world due to its fineness and are deemed by many to be some of the most beautifully designed coins in the world.
Each coin design celebrates one of twelve animals associated with that specific lunar year.
Struck from .9999 fine gold and are issued as Australian legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The Australian Gold Lunar Series I began in 1996 (Year of the Mouse) and ended in 2007 (Year of the Pig).
Following the unexpected popularity of the initial series, Series II began in 2008 (Year of the Mouse) and shall continue until 2019 (Year of the Pig). Series III kicked off once again with the 2020 Year of the Mouse.
Whilst the 1oz Lunar Series is the most popular, they have been minted in various sizes across the years, from 1/20oz to 1kg (32.15oz). The image on the obverse side of the coins features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.