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10 oz. Australian Lunar Silver Bullion Coin Series I & II

1999 - Present





In 1999, The Perth Mint introduced the Australian Lunar Silver Coin - Bullion Series I.

Since the release of the gold and silver lunar series bullion coins, they have become one of the most popular modern investment coins.




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Design of the
10 oz. Australian Lunar Silver
Series I & II - Bullion Coin




Series I : Obverse































The obverse side of the 10oz. silver lunar coin displays the profile of Queen Elizabeth II, inscribed by designer Ian Rank-Broadley.

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

The words "ELIZABETH II", "AUSTRALIA" and the coin's face value of "10 DOLLARS" is displayed inside the outer perimeter of the bullion coin.

The Australian Lunar Silver Coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act of 1965, which means the coin is guaranteed by the Government of Australia.

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Series I : Reverse

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The reverse of the 10 oz. silver bullion coin shows an image of the animal associated with each Chinese Lunar Calendar year.

Inside the design, on one side of the lunar animal is the 'Year of Issue' and on the other side is the Chinese Symbol that represents it.

The reverse side also displays the bullion coin's weight "10 OZ" and purity "999 SILVER."

Series I - silver lunar bullion coins do not have a Mint Mark.

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












Series II : Obverse































The Obverse side of the 10 oz. Australian Lunar Silver bullion coin has had some additional information added to it, from the previous series.

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

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

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

Along the bottom of the silver bullion coin is the coin's weight "10 OZ" and the coin's silver purity of "9999 Ag."

The coin's Year of Issue and face value of "10 DOLLARS" is also displayed along the bottom half of the silver bullion coin.

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Note: 2018 is the first year the Silver Lunar Bullion Coins have the purity of .9999 silver.

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








Series II : Reverse

The center piece of the reverse side of the 2019, 10 oz. Australian Lunar Silver bullion coin, is the Lunar Pig.

The Australian Lunar Silver bullion coin displays a mother pig surrounded by her piglets in the grass with foliage above them.

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The Chinese symbol inscribed inside the design represents the Lunar animal.

Across the bottom of the 2019 coin are the words "Year of the Pig"

The Mint Mark for the Perth Mint is "P," it can be seen behind the Lunar Pig.

Both the Series I & II silver bullion coins have Reeded Edges

Lastly, on the first leaf of the tree branch, above the pigs, are the initials of 'AH' for Aleysha Howarthon, the designer of the 2019 Silver bullion coin's reverse side.

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













The Chinese Calendar




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












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




Series I:................1999 - 2007

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

IRA Approved:.......Yes

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

Face Value:...........$10 AUD

Silver Content:......10 troy oz. (ozt.)

Total Weight:........311.066 grams

Purity:..................99.90% / .999 (1999 - 2017)

Purity:..................99.99% / .9999 (2018 - Present)

Diameter:.............85.60 mm

Thickness:.............7.22 mm

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

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

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






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Mintage Figures for the
Series I & II
10 oz. Australian Lunar Silver 
Bullion Coin




Series I


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


1999.....2,486......Rabbit


2000.....7,926......Dragon


2001.....3,962......Snake


2002.....5,537......Horse


2003.....6,974......Goat


2004.....6,735......Monkey


2005.....2,775......Rooster


2006.....2,813......Dog


2007.....3,061......Pig




Series II


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


2008....3,718......unlimited........Mouse


2009....9,020......unlimited........Ox


2010....16,727....unlimited........Tiger


2011....12,563....unlimited........Rabbit


2012....47,390....unlimited........Dragon


2013....28,213....unlimited........Snake


2014....29,983....unlimited........Horse


2015....26,932....unlimited........Goat


2016....12,185....unlimited.......Monkey


2017....20,869....unlimited.......Rooster


2018...........0....unlimited.......Dog


2019.......8,831....unlimited......Pig


Mintage figures were last updated on 03/20/18, by the Perth Mint



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