Australia Lunar

Australia Lunar

Australia Lunar Silver Coins Bullion Coins Legal tender investor and collectors coins from the Perth Mint.

Celebrating Chinese astrology, The Perth Mint’s Australian Lunar Series II 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, and in 2016 Year of the Monkey

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2016 Lunar Monkey Australia Silver Coin Perth Mint

As the seventh animal in the 12-year lunar cycle, those born under the influence of the horse are said to be energetic, hardworking and independent.

Struck from 99.9% pure silver and released in a range of sizes, each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act

Series Two Lunar Silver One Ounce Bullion:

Lunar 2016 Monkey …………………….. 300,000
Lunar 2015 Goat …………………….. 300,000
Lunar 2014 Horse …………………….. 300,000
Lunar 2013 Snake w/ Lion Privy…….. 200,000
Lunar 2013 Snake …………………….. 300,000
Lunar 2012 Dragon w/ Lion Privy…..200,000
Lunar 2012 Dragon …………………….. 300,000
Lunar 2011 Rabbit…………………….. 300,000
Lunar 2010 Tiger…………………….. 300,000
Lunar 2009 Ox…………………….. 300,000
Lunar 2008 Mouse …………………….. 300,000 (Re-issued in 2011 to Finish Mintage)

The Australian Lunar Silver Bullion Series 1 coins began in 1999 with the Year of the Rabbit silver coins.  Each year, for 12 years, the Australia government mint (at Perth Australia) produced these silver commemorative coins with designs celebrating the Chinese Calendar.

This is called the First series of Lunar silver coins. (A new Series #2 began in 2009).  The designs and coin production was scheduled for these twelve years

Series One – Lunar Silver One Ounce Bullion:

Lunar 2010 Tiger…………………….. 56,077
Lunar 2009 Ox…………………….. 52,267
Lunar 2008 Rat…………………….. 59,623
Lunar 2007 Pig…………………….. 87,009
Lunar 2006 Dog…………………….. 98,825
Lunar 2005 Rooster…………………….. 92,691
Lunar 2004 Monkey…………………….. 105,680
Lunar 2003 Goat…………………….. 102,164
Lunar 2002 Horse…………………….. 99,632
Lunar 2001 Snake…………………….. 71,301
Lunar 2000 Dragon…………………….. 118,697
Lunar 1999 Rabbit…………………….. 63,644

Series II Silver 2oz Lunar Mintages

2oz Silver Bullion

2008 Mouse – 9,126 2009
2009 Ox – 18,570 2010
2010 Tiger – 63,005
2011 Rabbit – 99,494
2012 Dragon – TBD
2013 Snake – TBA

2oz Silver Proof

2008 Mouse – 365 2009
2009 Ox – 340 2010
2010 Tiger – 1000
2011 Rabbit – 1000
2012 Dragon – 1000
2013 Snake – 1000

Visit the Perth Mint to find out more about Australia Lunar Silver