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1 oz. Australian Lunar Gold
Bullion Coin
Series I, II, and III

1996 - Present



The Perth Mint's first Australian Lunar Gold Bullion Coins started with the Year of the Mouse/Rat, in 1996, and ended in 2007 with the Year of the Pig.

The Series II Lunar Gold coins began in 2008 and ended in 2019, now the Series III edition of the bullion coins have started with a revised design for both sides of the coin.

The Australian Lunar Gold Bullion Coin Series has raised and highly polished finishes, which will often bring higher premiums to their sale price.






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Design & Photos Series I
1 oz. Gold Lunar

Design & Photos Series II
1 oz. Gold Lunar

Design & Photos Series III
1 oz. Gold Lunar








Chinese Calendar

Series I, II, and III
Coin Info

Mintage Figures
Series I, II, and III Gold Lunar Bullion Coins








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Design of the
1 oz. Australian Lunar Gold
Bullion Coin
Series I, II, and III





Series I : Obverse

The obverse of the 1 oz. Australian Lunar Gold Coin - Bullion Series I displays the profile of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen's profile was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, his initial's are inscribed directly below the her neck.































Inscribed inside the outer perimeter of the gold bullion coin are the words  "ELIZABETH II", "AUSTRALIA" and the face value of the coin "100 DOLLARS." 

The gold lunar coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act of 1965 and is guaranteed by the Government of Australia.

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










Series I : Reverse

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

On one side of the reverse side of the gold bullion coin is the Chinese Symbol that represents the lunar animal.

The 'Year of Issue' is located on the other side of the gold bullion coin.

The reverse side also displays the weight and purity of the coin "1 OZ 9999 GOLD", and the year the coin was issued.

There is no Mint Mark on Series I Australian Lunar bullion coins.

Series I - Reverse Coin photo provided courtesy of the Coin Page







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Series II : Obverse

The obverse side of every modern Australian coin has the profile of 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 of the bullion coin.

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

The coin's Year of Issue and the face value of "100 DOLLARS" is also displayed along the bottom of the coin.

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










Series II : Reverse

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

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

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Along the bottom of the Gold Lunar bullion coin are the words "Year of the Pig."

The "P" inscribed on the bullion coin is the 'Mint Mark' for The Perth Mint.

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

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







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Series III : Obverse

The obverse side of every modern Australian coin has the profile of Queen Elizabeth II.

The design was created by Jody Clark, his initial's "JC" are inscribed on the Queen's shoulder.































"ELIZABETH II" and "AUSTRALIA" are inscribed along the top of the bullion coin.

Along the bottom of the gold coin is the coin's weight "1OZ" (troy) and purity "9999 Au"

The coin's face value of "100 DOLLARS" is also displayed along the bottom of the gold bullion coin.

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










Series III : Reverse

The 2020 Series III, Australian Lunar Gold bullion coin displays the first animal in the Chinese Lunar Calendar.

The design portrays a mouse among stalks of wheat.

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

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In addition, the name of the lunar animal and the coin's Year of Issue are inscribed under the Chinese Symbol "MOUSE 2020."

The "P" inscribed on the bullion coin is the 'Mint Mark' for The Perth Mint.

The reverse side's designer is Ing Jong her initials "IJ" can be found on the wheat strand, next to the one the mouse is holding, near the perimeter of the coin.

The Edge on each Series of the Lunar Gold Bullion Coin are Reeded.

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










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.  These 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.








1 oz. Australian Lunar Gold
Series I, II, & III

Coin Information:




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

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

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

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

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

Face Value:.............$100 AUD

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

Total Weight:..........31.112 grams

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

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

Diameter:...............32.10 mm (Series I)

Diameter:...............39.34 mm (Series II)

Diameter:...............32.60 mm (Series III)

Thickness:..............2.80 mm (Series I)

Thickness:..............2.50 mm (Series II)

Thickness:..............2.80 mm (Series III)

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

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

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

Designer:...............Ian Rank-Broadley (obverse - Series I & II)

Designer:...............Jody Clark (obverse - Series III)

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












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1 oz. Australian Lunar Gold Coin
Bullion Series I, II, and III
Mintage Figures





Gold Lunar Series I


Year                                  Mintage                                  Lunar Animal

















1996.............................16.593..................................Mouse/Rat



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1997.............................13,709..................................Ox



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1998.............................16,607..................................Tiger



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1999.............................18,261..................................Rabbit



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2000.............................30,000..................................Dragon



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2001.............................30,000..................................Snake



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2002.............................30,000..................................Horse



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2003..............................16,775..................................Goat



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2004................................16,868................................Monkey



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2005.............................19,729..................................Rooster



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2006.............................26,334..................................Dog



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2007.............................18,149..................................Pig




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Gold Lunar Series II


Year                   Sales                      Mintage                Lunar Animal


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2008...............30,000....................30,000....................Mouse/Rat



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2009...............30,000....................30,000....................Ox



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2010...............30,000....................30,000....................Tiger



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2011...............30,000....................30,000....................Rabbit



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2012................30,000....................30,000...................Dragon



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2013...............30,000....................30,000....................Snake



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2014...............30,000....................30,000....................Horse



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2015...............30,000....................30,000....................Goat



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2016...............30,000....................30,000....................Monkey



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2017...............30,000....................30,000....................Rooster



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2018...............30,000....................30,000....................Dog



series 2 gold lunar















2019...............30,000....................30,000....................Pig




Gold Lunar Series III



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2020...............30,000......................30,000....................Pig



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