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





In 2000, four years after The Perth Mint started the Australian Lunar Gold Bullion Series of Coins, the mint added 3 more gold bullion coins to their popular bullion series.

That year, they introduced the 2 oz., 10 oz., and 1 kilo. Gold bullion coins to investors.





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Series I & II - 10 oz. Gold Lunar


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


All of the coins on the guide are narrated in the first person point of view; click this link for an explanation.



Series I : Obverse

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The obverse of the Australian Lunar Gold Coin - Bullion Series I displays the profile of Queen Elizabeth II by designer Ian Rank-Broadley.

His initial's are engraved directly below the Queen's neck.

"ELIZABETH II", "AUSTRALIA" and the face value of "1000 DOLLARS" are all displayed inside the outer perimeter of the gold bullion coin.

The Lunar Series coins are minted as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act of 1965, which indicates that all Lunar Series Gold bullion coins are guaranteed by the Government of Australia








Series I : Reverse

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The reverse of the gold bullion coin shows an image of the animal associated with each Chinese Lunar Calendar year.

The Chinese Symbol found to the left of the Lunar Animal, is the symbol representation in the Chinese Language for that animal.

Displayed below the Lunar Animal is the gold bullion coin's weight of "10 OZ" and purity of "9999 GOLD."

The Year of Issue, for the coin, is located to the right of the lunar animal.












Series II : Obverse

The center piece of the obverse side on all Australian 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 "10OZ" and purity "9999 GOLD."

The coin's Year of Issue and Face Value of "1000 DOLLARS" is also displayed along the bottom half of the Series II coin.








Series II : Reverse

gold lunar monkey

The reverse side of the Australian Lunar Gold series II bullion coin has the same design for each gold coin, for each individual year.


The center piece of the 2016, Series II lunar gold bullion coin, is the Lunar Monkey.

Inscribed on the upper half of the Lunar gold coin is the Chinese symbol that represents the lunar calendar animal.


Along the bottom of the gold bullion coin are the words "Year of the Monkey."

To the right of the Lunar Monkey is the Mint Mark of "P" representing the Perth Mint.

The edge on both Series I & II bullion coins are Reeded.

(Note: the coins on every page are narrated in the first person point of view)









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, based on the appearance of the new moon, the calendar associates a different animal with each year in the 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.









10 oz. Gold Lunar Series I & II
Coin Information:


Series I:................2000 - 2007

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

IRA Approved:.......Yes

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

Face Value:...........$1000 AUD

Gold Content:........10 troy oz. (ozt.)

Total Weight:........311.067 grams

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

Diameter:.............75.60mm

Thickness:............6.00mm

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

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

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










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10 oz. Australian Lunar Gold Coin
Series I & II 
Mintage Figures




Series I

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

2000......214.......Dragon

2001......153.......Snake

2002......191.......Horse

2003......153.......Goat

2004......265.......Monkey

2005......240.......Rooster

2006......195.......Dog

2007......192.......Pig



Series II

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

2008......128.......unlimited........Mouse

2009......153.......unlimited........Ox

2010......267.......unlimited........Tiger

2011......641.......unlimited........Rabbit

2012......1,087....unlimited........Dragon

2013......981.......unlimited........Snake

2014......980.......unlimited........Horse

2015......733.......unlimited........Goat

2016......405.......unlimited........Monkey


Mintage figures were last updated on 03/14/16, by the Perth Mint




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