1/10th oz. Australian Lunar Gold Bullion Coin Series I & II





The first series of Australian Lunar Gold Bullion Coins was started by the Perth Mint in 1996, with the Year of the Mouse and ended in 2007, with the Year of the Pig.

The Series II Gold Lunar Bullion coins began in 2008 with the Year of the Mouse and is scheduled to run through 2019.

The Australian Lunar Gold Coins - Bullion Series I & II, have raised and highly polished finishes, because of this the bullion coins often have higher premiums added to their sale price.




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Design of the
1/10th 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;

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Series I : Obverse

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

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

The words "ELIZABETH II", "AUSTRALIA" are displayed along the outer perimeter of dots on the gold bullion coin.

The Face Value of "15 DOLLARS" is inscribed at the bottom of the gold lunar coin.

The Australian Lunar Gold Coin - Bullion Series I, was issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act of 1965, the gold bullion coin is 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 lunar animal associated with each individual year of the Chinese Lunar Calendar.

The Chinese Symbol, is the symbol representation for that lunar animal.

Directly below the lunar animal, on the reverse side of the Series I bullion coin, is the coin's weight of "1/10 OZ" and purity of "9999 GOLD"

The "Year of Issue" for the gold coin is located to the right of the lunar animal (narrated in the first person point of view).

The Mint Mark of "P" representing the Perth Mint, is not inscribed on the Series I Gold Lunar bullion coins, but is inscribed on the Series II coins (below).

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Series II : Obverse

The center piece of the obverse side on all Australian bullion coins is her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the II.

The design was created by Ian Rank-Broadley, his initial's "IRB" are inscribed directly below the Queen's neck.

Her name "ELIZABETH II" and "AUSTRALIA" is inscribed along the top half of the gold bullion coin.

Along the bottom of the gold coin is the coin's weight of "1/10OZ" and purity of "9999 GOLD."

The coin's Year of Issue and Face Value of "15 DOLLARS" is also displayed along the bottom of the coin.








Series II : Reverse

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The center piece of the 2012 - Series II lunar gold bullion coin is the Dragon.

The Chinese Symbol inscribed on the upper half of the coin's field is the symbol that represents the lunar calendar animal.

Along the bottom of the gold coin are the words "Year of the Dragon."

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

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

The edge on both of the Series I & II Lunar Gold bullion coins are Reeded.













The Chinese Calendar,
a
Brief History




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

The Chinese calendar is based on a twelve-year cycle of astronomical observations of the sun and the phases of the moon.

Each year in that twelve-year cycle has an animal sign.  The animal signs are: mouse, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

The Chinese believe each animal has a profound influence on those born under the year of its rule.





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1/10th oz. Silver Lunar Series I & II
Coin Information:




Series I:................1996 - 2007

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

IRA Approved:.......Yes

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

Face Value:...........$15 AUD

Gold Content:........1/10 troy oz. (ozt.)

Total Weight:.........3.111 grams

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

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

Diameter:.............18.60mm

Thickness:.............2.0mm

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

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

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










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1/10th oz. Australian Lunar Gold Coin 
Bullion Series I & II 
Mintage Figures




Series I


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


1996....3,792......80,000.........Mouse


1997....4,960......80,000.........Ox


1998....9,085......80,000.........Tiger


1999....8,799......80,000.........Rabbit


2000....23,706.....80,000.........Dragon


2001....19,281.....80,000.........Snake


2002....18,434.....80,000.........Horse


2003....14,966.....80,000.........Goat


2004....14,060.....80,000.........Monkey


2005....15,109.....80,000.........Rooster


2006....12,017.....80,000.........Dog


2007....11,216.....80,000.........Pig



Series II


2008.....5,821.....unlimited......Mouse


2009....10,836.....unlimited......Ox


2010....22,699.....unlimited......Tiger


2011....21,901.....unlimited......Rabbit


2012....33,059.....unlimited......Dragon


2013....23,700.....unlimited......Snake


2014....34,181.....unlimited......Horse


2015....43,036.....unlimited......Goat


2016....27,920.....unlimited......Monkey


2017....16,253.....unlimited......Rooster


Mintage figures were last updated on 02/17/17, by the Perth Mint





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