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Last Updated on 05/21/2024


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


2000 - Present



In 2000, four years after the Perth Mint started to mint the Australian Lunar Gold Bullion Series of Coins, the mint added three 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.





Design of the
2 oz. Australian Lunar Gold Bullion Coin

Series I, II, & III 




Series I : Obverse

2004 - 2 oz. Australian Gold Lunar Bullion Coin - Year of the Monkey - Series I - Obverse side

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

Inscriptions:

  • ELIZABETH II
  • AUSTRALIA
  • • 200 DOLLARS •
  • IRB - initials of the effigy's designer

Series I : Obverse Coin photo Courtesy of the Walmart








Series I : Reverse

2004 - 2 oz. Australian Gold Lunar Bullion Coin - Year of the Monkey - Series I - Reverse side

The reverse side of each Australian Lunar Gold bullion coin shows an image of the Lunar Animal associated with its Chinese Lunar year.

The 2004 Lunar Gold bullion coin depicts a Monkey walking on a tree branch, designed by Jovan Radanovich.

Inscriptions:

  • - Monkey in Chinese
  • Year of Issue
  • 2 OZ 9999 GOLD
  • JR - initials of the reverse side's designer - found on the branch

Note: In 1999, the Series I Australian Lunar gold bullion coins featured a unique "P100" mint mark, commemorating the Perth Mint's "100th Anniversary." It was the only Series I gold lunar coin with a mint mark.

Series I : Reverse Coin photo Courtesy of the Walmart







Series II : Obverse

2019 - Year of the Pig - 2 oz. Australian Gold Lunar Bullion Coin - Series II - Obverse side

The obverse displays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.

Inscriptions:

  • ELIZABETH II
  • AUSTRALIA
  • 2OZ 9999 GOLD
  • Year of Issue
  • 200 DOLLARS
  • IRB - initials of the effigy's designer, under Queen's neck

Series II - Obverse side photo provided courtesy of The Perth Mint.








Series II : Reverse

2019 - 2 oz. Australian Gold Lunar Bullion Coin - Year of the Pig - Series II - Reverse side

The centerpiece of the Year of the Pig, Series II 2019 Australian Lunar Gold bullion coin is a Dappled Pig, standing in the outback with a branch of flowers above it. 

Inscriptions:

  • 豬 - Chinese symbol for Pig
  • P - mint mark for the Perth Mint
  • Year of the Pig

The Edge on the gold bullion coin is reeded.

Series II - Reverse side photo provided courtesy of of The Perth Mint.





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Series II : Obverse

2024 - 2 oz. Australian Gold Lunar Bullion Coin - Year of the Dragon - Series III - Obverse side

The obverse side of the 2024 Australian Lunar Gold bullion coin has the profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Jody Clark. 

Inscriptions:

  • ELIZABETH II  1952 - 2022  •
  • AUSTRALIA
  • •  2oz 9999 Au   200 DOLLARS  •
  • JC - initials of the effigy's designer, on Queen's shoulder

Series III - Obverse side photo provided courtesy of The Perth Mint










Series II : Reverse

2024 - 2 oz. Australian Gold Lunar Bullion Coin - Year of the Dragon - Series III - Reverse side

The Series III, Australian Lunar Gold bullion coin portrays a Chinese mythical dragon with stylized waves and fog, designed by Ing Ing Jong.

Inscriptions:

  • - Dragon in Chinese
  • DRAGON
  • Year of Issue
  • P125 - Perth Mint's 125 Anniversary mint mark
  • IJ - initials of the reverse side's designer

The Edge of the gold bullion coin is reeded.

Series III - Reverse side photo provided courtesy of the Perth Mint





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



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

Series II:..................2008 - 2019

Series III:.................2020 - Present

IRA Approved:...........Yes

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

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

Gold Content:...........2 troy oz.

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

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

Diameter:.................40.60 mm (Series I)

Diameter:.................41.10 mm (Series II)

Diameter:.................41.10 mm (Series III)

Thickness:................3.90 mm (Series I)

Thickness:................3.90 mm (Series II)

Thickness:................3.40 mm (Series III)

Mint Mark..................Series I - No

Mint Mark..................Series II - Yes

Mint Mark..................Series III - Yes

Obverse Designer:.....Ian Rank-Broadley (Series I & II) (1999-2019) 

Obverse Designer:.....Jody Clark (Series III) (2020-2023) 

Obverse Designer:.....Dan Thorne (Series III) (2024 - Present)   

Reverse Designer:.....Changes Yearly

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









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2 oz. Australian Lunar Gold Coin
Series I, II, & III
Mintage Figures



Series I


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


2000.....2,342......Dragon


2001.....1,295......Snake


2002.....1,291......Horse


2003.....1,355......Goat


2004.....1,470......Monkey


2005.....2,129......Rooster


2006.....2,460......Dog


2007.....3,613......Pig




Series II


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


2008.......677.......unlimited.......Mouse


2009.....1,338......unlimited........Ox


2010.....5,340......unlimited........Tiger


2011.....4,209......unlimited........Rabbit


2012.....5,986......unlimited........Dragon


2013.....6,693......unlimited........Snake


2014.....4,887......unlimited........Horse


2015.....3,255......unlimited........Goat


2016.....4,472......unlimited........Monkey


2017.....3,729......unlimited........Rooster


2018.....3,102......unlimited........Dog


2019......2,563......unlimited........Pig




Series III


2020........2,250......unlimited........Mouse/Rat


2021........1,914......unlimited........Ox


2022........TBA......unlimited........Tiger


2023........TBA......unlimited........Rabbit


2024........TBA......unlimited........Dragon


TBA - to be announced

Mintage figures were last updated on 05/16/24

We are waiting on the Perth Mint to Update their mintage figures



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