For 2010, the Perth Mint's internationally renowned Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II celebrated the Year of the Tiger, the third animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
These superb quality releases are perfect for people born in "tiger" years - 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, and in 2010 who are regarded as honest, efficient, compassionate and independent.
The reverse of each coin a tiger lying on grass under a tree. Although lying on it's side, the tiger's head is up and alert. The Chinese character for "tiger" and the inscription "Year of the Tiger" also appear in the design along with The Perth Mint's traditional "P" mintmark, the year and weight. As well as appealing to silver coin collectors, these outstanding releases also make great gifts for people born in any year "ruled" by the Chinese lunar tiger.
|Ian Rank Broadley (obverse)|
|Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with the words "Elizabeth II Australia 30 Dollars 1 kg 999 Silver 2010"|
|Tiger laying on it's side with a tree in the background and the words "Year of the Tiger" and the Chinese symbol for "tiger"|