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

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





Series I : Obverse

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 in the photo, 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 : Reverse

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

On one side of the Lunar Animal is the Chinese Symbol that represents it and on the other is the bullion coins 'Year of Issue.'

Displayed below the Lunar Animal is the gold bullion coin's weight "2 OZ" and the bullion coin's purity of "9999 GOLD."

Series I : Reverse Coin photo Courtesy of the Coin Page







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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 initials "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.

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










Series II : Reverse

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

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Inscribed above the Lunar Pig is the Chinese symbol that represents the lunar calendar animal.

Along the bottom of the 2019 Gold 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 II : 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.

Inscribed around the top of the bullion coin is "ELIZABETH II" and "AUSTRALIA."

Along the bottom of the gold coin is the coin's weight "2OZ" (troy) and its purity "9999 Au"

The coin's face value of "200 DOLLARS" is also displayed along the bottom of the gold bullion coin.

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










Series II : Reverse

The 2020 Series III, Australian Lunar Gold bullion coin displays the first animal on 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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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 of each Series of the Lunar Gold bullion coins are Reeded.

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













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. Australian Lunar Gold
Series I, II, & III

Coin Information:




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. (ozt.)

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

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

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

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......1,526......unlimited........Pig




Series III


2020............0......unlimited........Mouse/Rat


Mintage figures were last updated on 03/20/19, by the Perth Mint



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