Lunar II Tiger 1 Kilo Silver Coin 2010
|Purity:||999 / 1000|
|Mint:||The Perth Mint|
|Grading:||Mint State - Circulated|
|Packing:||Single in plastic capsule|
|Tax:||Taxfree accord. to article 17(1)3 Est. VAT Act|
This is a rare opportunity for all investors and collectors of the Lunar II series. We are delighted to be able to offer the 2010 Lunar II Tiger in mint-state condition and in the original packing. The 2010 “Year of the Tiger” is a stunning coin in the 12-year Lunar II series by the Perth Mint that will end in 2019 with the “Year of the Pig”.
Be sure to add this coin into your portfolio while stock lasts. Premiums are set to rise with the conclusion of the series. The Lunar II Tiger is the perfect birthday gift for all born in the years 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, and 2010. Premiums are set to rise with the conclusion of the series.
Diversifying into Semi-numismatics
Semi-Numismatics describe a category of coins that were originally produced for the investment market with low premiums but became so popular that these coins started to trade at a collectors value.
In comparison, semi-numismatics add stability into a gold and silver portfolio and also drive performance. At CelticGold, we did an in-depth research in the our free Knowledge Center that we call Gold University. The research is available here.
Year of the Tiger - 2010
The Lunar II Tiger 1 Kilo silver coin is struck from .999 pure silver and has a low mintage of just 36,274 coins. The 1 Kilo Lunar II silver coin from the Perth Mint is one of the largest silver bullion coins available on the market today.
The Lunar II Tiger is the 3rd release in the series. This impressive coin has a diameter of 100.6 mm, a thickness of 14.6 mm and a face value of 30 Dollars. The 1 Kilo Lunar II Tiger silver coin is popular with collectors because of the large weight, the beautiful design and the low mintage.
The front side of the Lunar II Tiger 1 Kilo silver coin 2010 depicts a portrait of the iconic Tiger laying on the grass with a tree in the background. The detailed image shows the stripes on the coat of the Tiger. The Chinese character for Tiger can be seen in the upper right portion of the coin. The words “Year of the Tiger” are inscripted on the bottom outer edge. The Perth Mints traditional mint mark is on the upper right next to the tree.
The reverse side shows the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She is shown wearing a royal diadem and earring. The design was created in 1998 and is the fourth generation portrait of the queen that is used on commonwealth coins. The inscriptions around the outer edge read “Elizabeth II”, “Australia”, “30 Dollars”, “2010” and “1 KG 999 Silver”.
Lunar II Series
The first 1 Kilo Lunar silver coin series ran from 1999-2010. Because the huge success of the first series, the Perth Mint decided to continue the program and launched the 1 Kilo Lunar II silver coin series in 2008.
Each year depicts a new animal in the 12 year Chinese Lunar Calendar. The 1 Kilo Lunar II silver coin series began with the “Year of the Rat” (Mouse) in 2008 and concludes in 2019 with the “Year of the Pig”.
The “Year of the Tiger” is the third animal in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The animals are believed to have a deep influence on the personalities of those born under their rule. According to the Chinese Zodiac, Tiger personalities are brave, competitive, confident and unpredictable. The birth years of the Lunar Tiger are 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, and 2022.
Tiger in Chinese Culture
In Chinese culture the Tiger is known as the king of all beasts. The Chinese character for Tiger literally means “The King” and is displayed on its forehead. In China the Tiger also symbolizes bravery and power.
It is believed that the ancient Chinese people greatly admired Tigers. Tigers have been an important animal in chinese culture and art for 5,000 years.
The Perth Mint is Australia’s official bullion mint and was opened in 1899. The Perth Mint was one of three Australian mints that were branches of the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom. The mints initial charter was to refine gold from the Australian gold rush and mint British Sovereigns and half Sovereigns for the British Empire.
The Perth Mint would remain under British jurisdiction until 1970 when ownership was passed to the Western Australian Government. In 1987, the mint embarked on a new direction with the creation of the Gold Corporation, which empowered the mint to produce and market Australian bullion coins to investors and collectors globally.
Today the Perth Mint is one of the most successful and respected mints in the world. Perth Mint gold, silver and platinum coins and bars are sought after by investors from all over the world.
Country of origin: Australia
Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Product Name: 1 Kilo Lunar II Tiger silver coin
Weight: 32.15 ounces
Diameter: 100.60 mm
Thickness: 14.6 mm
Year of issue: 2010
Purity: .999 Silver