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

1996 - Present




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 are 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
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Series I & II - Bullion Coin




Series I : Obverse































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.

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

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 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 centerpiece 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 - Obverse side photo provided courtesy of The Perth Mint








Series II : Reverse

The centerpiece of the 2019 Gold Lunar bullion coin's reverse side is of a Dappled Pig, standing in the outback, with a branch of flowers above it.

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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 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.

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

Thickness:..............2 mm

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......Lunar 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


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


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....26,983.....unlimited......Rooster


2018....21,966.....unlimited......Dog


2019.....12,229.....unlimited......Pig


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



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