In 1996, Australia’s Perth Mint began a series of gold coins celebrating the Chinese zodiac. The inaugural Year of the Mouse began a 12 year cycle featuring a new animal each year. The first 12 years were called the Lunar I Series. In 2008, the 12 animal cycle restarted to create the Lunar II Series.
Each coin is composed of .9999 fine gold and offers considerable style and quality to your investment portfolio. Coins are offered in a variety of weights to suit investor budgets.
Lunar gold coins share the traditional obverse design, which features the effigy of the reigning British monarch.
The reverse designs feature one of the following:
- Mouse- “Wisdom without industriousness leads to triviality.”
- Ox- “Industriousness without wisdom leads to futility.”
- Tiger: “Valor without caution leads to recklessness.”
- Rabbit: “Caution without valor leads to cowardice.”
- Dragon- “Strength without flexibility leads to fracture.”
- Snake- “Flexibility without strength leads to compromise.”
- Horse- “Forging ahead without unity leads to abandonment.”
- Goat- “Unity without forging ahead leads to stagnation.”
- Monkey- “Changeability without being constant leads to foolishness.”
- Rooster- “Being constant without changeability leads to woodenness.”
- Dog- “Fidelity without amiability leads to rejection.”
- Pig- “ Amiability without fidelity leads to immorality.”
What are the available weights and face values of the Perth lunar gold?
While certain years might deviate from the rest, Provident offers most lunar gold coins are offered in the following formats:
- 1/20 oz - $5 face value
- 1/10 oz - $15 face value
- 1/4 oz - $25 face value
- 1/2 oz - $50 face value
- 1 oz - $100 face value
What are the benefits of investing in Perth Lunar Gold?
Perth Mint bullion is known for its exceptional craftsmanship and unique designs accommodating a myriad of investor and collector interests. Perth products offer portfolio diversification and a hedge against inflation.
Is the Perth Mint a sovereign or private mint?
The Perth Mint is a sovereign mint, located in Perth, Australia. Each lunar gold coin is legal tender, with a government guaranteed weight, purity, and face value. Although sovereign bullion oftentimes holds a slightly higher premium than its private counterparts, purchasing sovereign bullion allows buyers the peace of mind that their investment is guaranteed.
The Perth Mint was established in 1899, beginning a legacy of brilliantly designed bullion coins and bars. Australian lunar gold has become a part of the tradition of unique and valuable investor favorites.
What differentiates a coin from a round? Are the Perth Lunar I and II series composed of coins or rounds?
Coins are minted by sovereign mints and have a legal tender value; coins can function as curerncy, and their weight, purity, and face value is guaranteed by their sovereign government. The Lunar I and II series both consist of gold coins.
Rounds are produced by private mints and hold no face value. While their purity and weight is not government backed, they often feature a greater selection of designs at a lower premium.
How is the price for Australian lunar gold determined?
Like all bullion, the price of the Lunar Series gold coins is determined by the current spot price, as reported by the COMEX in New York. Keeping up to date with spot price is simple with Provident Metals. We answer every frequently asked question about spot price and provide historical price charts to help show where the market has been and where it is heading.
Why are coins from the Perth Mint a good investment?
When you shop Perth Mint bullion, you are investing in a legacy of quality and beauty. Gold bullion has a history of providing portfolio diversification and a valuable hedge against inflation. When interest rates increase, your Perth Mint gold coins help protect your future.
Choose Perth Mint Lunar Gold from Provident Metals to create a secure future for you and your loved ones.