10 kilo. Australian Lunar Gold Bullion Coin Series I & II





In 2006, the Perth Mint added the 10 kilo. Australian Lunar Gold bullion coin to their popular bullion series

Until the One Tonne gold bullion coin was minted in Oct, 2011, the 10 kilo. gold coin was the largest gold coin the Perth Mint had ever produced, for investors.




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Design of the
10 kilo. Australian Lunar Gold
Series I & II - Bullion Coin


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Series I : Obverse

The obverse side of the 10 kilo. Australian Lunar Gold bullion coin displays the profile of Queen Elizabeth II by designer Ian Rank-Broadley.

The designer's initials "IRB" are engraved directly below the Queen's neck.

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"ELIZABETH II", "AUSTRALIA" and the face value of "30000 DOLLARS" are all inscribed around the inside of the outer perimeter of the gold bullion coin.

Minted as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act of 1965, all Lunar Series Gold bullion coins are guaranteed by the Government of Australia

Series I - Obverse Coin Photo provided courtesy of the Coin Page








Series I : Reverse

The animal on each Australian Lunar Gold bullion coin is associated the Chinese Lunar Calendar year.

The Symbol found to the left of the animal, is the Chinese Symbol representation for that animal.

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The weight and purity of the coin "10 KILO 9999 GOLD" are located directly below the Chinese Lunar Animal.

In addition, the year the coin was issued is found to the right of the Lunar Animal on the reverse side of the gold bullion coin.

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Series II : Obverse

The center piece of the obverse side on all of the Australian Lunar Gold bullion coins is the profile of Queen Elizabeth the II.

The design of the Queen on the Australian Lunar Gold bullion coin was created by Ian Rank-Broadley.

His initial's "IRB" are inscribed directly below the Queen's neck.

The Queen's name "ELIZABETH II" and "AUSTRALIA" are inscribed along the top half of the gold bullion coin.

Along the bottom of the gold coin is the coin's weight "10 KILO" and purity "9999 GOLD."

The coin's Year of Issue and Face Value of "30000 DOLLARS" is also displayed along the bottom half of the Series II bullion coin.

Series II - Obverse Coin photos provided courtesy of The Coin Page








Series II : Reverse

The center piece of the reverse side of the Series II - 2008, 10 kilo. Australian Lunar Gold bullion coin, is the Lunar Mouse.

The Chinese symbol inscribed above the lunar mouse, on the reverse side of the coin, is the symbol representation for the Lunar Mouse.

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Displayed directly below the Mouse are the words "Year of the Mouse."

The Mint Mark of "P" representing The Perth Mint, is located behind the Lunar Mouse on the 2008 - 10 kilo. Lunar Series II gold bullion coin.

Series II - Reverse Coin photos provided courtesy of The Coin Page












The Chinese Calendar,
a
Brief History




In 2637 B.C., a Chinese Emperor named Huangdi invented the Chinese Calendar.

The Lunar Calendar is steeped in tradition, it is based on the appearance of the new moon, the calendar associates a different animal with each year, in a 12 year cycle.

Those who follow the Chinese Calendar believe each animal has a profound influence on the personality of those born under the year of its rule.




2008 - Year of the Mouse

According to the Chinese Calendar, individuals who were born under the Year of the Mouse are quick witted, confident and good mannered.

Those born under this sign also make good and wise advisers.

The Chinese calendar is categorized by a whole year, resetting in 12-year intervals, those born in these years; 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008 share the Mouse  characteristics.







10 kilo. Lunar Series I & II
Coin Information:




Series I:................2006 - 2007

Series II:...............2008 - Present

IRA Approved:.......Yes

Coin Grade:...........Uncirculated

Face Value:...........$30,000 AUD

Gold Content:........10 troy kilo.

Total Weight:.........22 lbs / 120 troy oz.

Purity:..................99.99% / .9999

Karat:...................24 karat

Mint Mark:.............Series I - No / Series II - Yes ("P" = Perth Mint)

Designer:..............Ian Rank-Broadley (obverse)

Edge:....................Reeded

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Mintage Figures for the
Series I & II
10 kilo. Australian Lunar Gold
Bullion Coin




Series I

Year.....Sales......Lunar Animal


2006......10.........Dog


2007.......6..........Pig



Series II


Year.....Sales......Mintage......Lunar Animal


2008......nil...........100.............Mouse


2009......nil...........100.............Ox


2010.......2...........100.............Tiger


2011......nil...........100.............Rabbit


2012.......3...........100.............Dragon


2013......11...........100............Snake


2014......nil............0..............Horse


2015......0.............0..............Goat


2016......0.............0..............Monkey


2017......0.............0..............Rooster


2018......0.............0..............Dog




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