The Perth mint is well known for the quality of its coins and creates products that are celebrated all over the world. And the beautiful latest gold coin is no exception! The hugely popular Perth Mint Lunar Series is back and here is the latest release: the Lunar 3 Tiger Coin, available at coininvest.com in 1/10 gold.
Each year, a specific animal is portrayed, in correlation with the year on the Chinese Calendar. In 2022, we are celebrating The Tiger, the third of twelve animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. The people born in 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974 and every 12th preceding year are supposed to be blessed with courage, charm and confidence (lucky them!) The design of this coin also seeks to portray the beautiful qualities of the tiger: fierce, brave, and competitive.
The first lunar collection was released in 1996 by the Perth Mint followed by the Lunar Series 2 in 2008 and finally the 3 in 2020...and each collection has been a resounding success on a global scale. In terms of design, we see the tiger perched on a rock, looking ferocious, showing his teeth and claws.
The design was created by Monique Reeves, a graphic designer originally from the Netherlands now living in South Perth. She calls herself an art enthusiast, with a love of isometric infographics and has been commissioned by the Perth Mint over the years to design coins cherished by millions of people around the world.
The Tiger represents her latest piece of art - and she’s understandably very proud of it! To the left of the animal, the Chinese symbol for Tiger can be found along with the year underneath.
On the reverse of the coin, nothing unusual: the classic effigy of Queen Elizabeth 2 stands proud. Each coin is presented to the customer in a protective capsule. If you are looking for quality gold, look no further: each Tiger gold coin is struck with .9999 fine gold (24 carats). It has a face value of 15 dollars and can be used as legal tender. Don’t forget, The Perth mint produces pieces popular all over the world which makes this particular coin a great investment.
The 2022 Year of the Tiger coin is available from coininvest.com in different sizes so secure yours today
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