The original series with a
limited edition of 300,000 pieces per motif are usually quickly sold
out, which is why Bayern LB, as distributor of the Perth Mint, was able
to establish the "Privy Mark" series. The Privy Mark symbol (special
characters) for the Lunar series is a lion from the Free State of
Bavaria. The circulation is usually between 50,000 and 100,000 coins.
Except for the P (Privy Mark) and the lions picture, the coins are
identical to the original series.
General Product description
Issued annually since 1987, the trusted releases offer an outstanding choice of pure gold, silver and platinum coins, each authorised by the Australian Government as official legal tender.
Perth Mint started with Lunar Series III coin program with gold and silver variants in 2021 due to the popularity of this series’ first iteration (Lunar Series I+II). These coins honor the animals in the Chinese Zodiac, and have become one of the most awaited annual coin releases in the
Extremely popular with investors, Australian Lunar coins celebrate the 12 animals of the Chinese lunar calendar. In 2021, the coin artistry
portrays a Ox on the 99.99% pure gold releases marking the Year of the Ox.
Obverses of these bullion gold coins bear the familiar Ian Rank-Broadley rendition of Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse sides of these gold coins,
on the other hand, celebrate 2017 – the Year of the Rooster - according to the Chinese calendar. A Rooster is depicted on this side, accompanied by the Chinese character for ‘Rooster’ above it.
The Australian Lunar Coins are available in multiple sizes and mintages. Production of the coins with unlimited mintages will
close at the end of the year when The Perth Mint will declare each coin's official mintage. A maximum mintage of 30,000 1oz gold coins
applies. Production will cease when the mintage is fully sold or at the end of the series, whichever comes first.
Australian Lunar Series III 1oz Gold and Silver Bullion Coin Releases:
2021 Year of the Ox
Australian Lunar Series II 1oz Gold and Silver Bullion Coin Releases:2008 Year of the Mouse
2009 Year of the Ox
2010 Year of the Tiger
2011 Year of the Rabbit
2012 Year of the Dragon
2013 Year of the Snake
2014 Year of the Horse
2015 Year of the Goat
2016 Year of the Monkey
2017 Year of the Rooster
2018 Year of the Dog
2019 Year of the Pig