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

In 2000, four years after the Perth Mint started to mint the Australian Lunar Gold Bullion Series of Coins, the mint added 3 more 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 - Bullion Coin

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Series I : Obverse

two oz gold lunar

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 "IRB" (although hard to see) are engraved directly below the Queen's neck.

"ELIZABETH II" and "AUSTRALIA" are all displayed inside the outer perimeter of the gold bullion coin.

Displayed at the bottom of the 2 oz. gold bullion coin is its legal tender Face Value of "200 DOLLARS."

Minted as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act of 1965, the gold bullion coin is guaranteed by the Government of Australia

Series I : Obverse Coin photo courtesy of Dreamstime

Series I : Reverse

two oz gold lunar

The reverse of the 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 "2 OZ" and purity of "9999 GOLD."

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

Series I : Reverse Coin photo Courtesy of the Coin Page

Series II : Obverse

The center piece of the obverse side on all Australian bullion coins is that of her Majesty 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 of "2OZ" and purity of "9999 GOLD."

The coin's Year of Issue and Face Value of "200 DOLLARS" is also displayed along the bottom half of the Series II coin.

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Series II : Reverse

gold lunar snake

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

The center piece of the 2013 Series II lunar gold bullion coin is the Snake.

The symbol inscribed near the Lunar Snake's head is the Chinese symbol that represents the lunar calendar animal.

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

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

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

Brief History of the
Chinese Calendar

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 a 12 year cycle.

These animal signs are: mouse, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

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.

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

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

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

IRA Approved:.......Yes

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

Face Value:...........$200 AUD

Gold Content:........2 troy oz. (ozt.)

Total Weight:........62.215 grams

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



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

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


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