The Perth Mint Silver Lunar Coins
The Australian Lunar coin series celebrates Chinese astrology and the Chinese zodiac. The 12-year series features releases marking the Year of the Mouse, Year of the Ox, Year of the Tiger, Year of the Rabbit, Year of the Dragon, Year of the Snake, 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. 2010 will be the year of the Tiger.
Australian Silver Lunar Coins are official legal tender of Australia and the finishing, weight and purity are guaranteed by the Perth mint and Western Australia Government. The front of the coin displays a tiger and the script "Year of the Tiger". The obverse features Queen Elizabeth II. As with other Perth Mint coins the quality is very good and each coin is individually housed in a sturdy plastic coin holder instead of a coin Tube. Beside their investment value Perth Mint coins make excellent gift Items due to their quality and individual packaging.
Year of the Tiger - 1 KG
This is a 1 Kilo coin, making it a huge 99.9 % pure silver coin . Besides it's impressive size the advantage of 1 KG coins is that the per-ounce coin premium is very low compared to smaller coins. The nominal face value is 30 Australian dollars.
Maximum Diameter: 100.60 mm
Maximum Thickness: 14.60 mm
Finesse (% purity): 99.9
All Perth Mint coins are coming directly from the Mint which in turn is wholly owned by the Australian Government.
Points computation: 1 coin = 32.15 points