Australian Perth Mint Lunar Series 2 | Silver Bullion
The Australian Perth Mint Lunar Series II is Extremely Collectible around the world due to its Rarity and Beauty.
Australian Perth Mint Lunar Series II coins have captured the imagination of collectors around the world because of their exquisite designs featuring whimsical animals from the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar.
The Perth Mint has capitalized on the resounding success of its Lunar Series I coins and, beginning with the Year of the Mouse in 2008, has created yet another stellar series of .9999 fine gold and .999 fine silver coins in mint packaging. These coins are legal tender, guaranteed for weight and purity by the government of Australia, and they have the added benefit of being available in fractional denominations that will satisfy any investment level.
In addition, many denominations and specially colored strikes are available with strictly limited release caps, making these specimens wildly popular with collectors around the world.
The allure of the Lunar Series may in part be explained by their design inspiration, the Chinese Zodiac. The Chinese Lunar Calendar is traditionally believed to influence human personality based on the ruling animal of one’s birth year. These animals make fanciful designs that capture the imagination, and therefore, these coins are often purchased as special birthday gifts or converted into fine jewelery. Many issues have proven so popular that they have regularly sold out as soon as they were posted.
The Australian Perth Mint is world renowned for a long line of coins that meet the highest design standards and finest bullion content., and the Perth Mint Lunar Series II coins have proven to be as illustrious as their predecessors.
The Lunar Series II was launched in 2008 beginning with the Year of the Mouse, followed by the Year of the Ox, Year of the Tiger, Year of the Rabbit, and Year of the Dragon in 2012. In 2013, the Year of the Snakewas followed by the Year of the Horse, Year of the Goat, Year of the Monkey, Year of the Rooster, Year of the Dog and Year of the Pig.
Based on the appearance of the new moon, the Chinese Lunar Calendar associates a new animal with each year in a 12-year cycle, with the first year being ruled by the mouse. The finest artisans of the Perth Mint have sculpted each issue with great care and with such beautifully struck designs that sometimes the regular-issue coins are mistaken for proof strikes.
By order of the Australian Currency Act of 1965, the series features the iconic image of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse side of each denomination.
Please enjoy browsing through our cachet of Australian Lunar Series II coins and note the special strikes available, fractional denominations in both gold and silver, noteworthy limited release information, and our specially packaged sets. These outstanding Australian coins will provide both investors and collectors the satisfaction of acquiring the finest gold and silver from our friends “down under.” And while you’re browsing our offerings, consider a special someone who might enjoy a birthday gift featuring his or her “ruling animal”--a birthday gift that’s sure to please!