1/4 oz 2022 Australian Lunar Year of the Tiger Gold Coin | Perth Mint
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To celebrate the 2022 Lunar New Year, the Perth Mint has released a new collection of coins and investment items. The Lunar New Year is an important date that is celebrated by communities worldwide.
- Individual coins ship in coin capsule; Multiples of 20 ship in a roll
- Consisting of 1/4 oz 9999 Fine Gold
- Obverse: Features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark along with the metal weight, purity, legal tender value, and country of issue.
- Reverse: Features a depiction of a majestic tiger gazing across the landscape atop a rock, showing its teeth along with the inscription “TIGER 2022” and the Chinese character for tiger.
- This coin is the third annual release from the Australian Lunar Series III
The legend says that the Chinese emperor Jade held a Great Race with animals. The race would determine the first twelve zodiac signs. The first twelve animals to cross a river before the end of the race would be featured in the Zodiac.
The Tiger was one of the favourites to win the race, but the powerful river stream kept sending the big cat in another direction. That did not discourage the confident Tiger, which kept swimming and made it a shore after the Rat and the Ox. The Tiger is the third animal of the Chinese zodiac.
It is said that people born in the Year of the Tiger are determined, brave, and well-liked.
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The Perth Mint opened in 1899 as the British Royal Mint’s 3rd branch in Australia. The historical Hay Street location handled gold refining until moving to a modern facility in April 1990. Ownership of the mint was transferred to the Government of Western Australia in July of 1970.
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