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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.

With a worldwide mintage of only 300000 they are sure to be a real favourite.


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. Under an agreement with the Commonwealth Treasury, they were empowered to mint and market gold, silver, and platinum as Australian legal tender to investors and collectors worldwide. Today, they are amongst the elite world mints whose pure gold, silver, and platinum items are trusted without question. Items such as the Australian Nugget, Silver Coin Series (Kangaroo, Kookaburra, Koala, and Platypus to name a few), as well as the Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Coin Series are extensively sought after by bullion investors worldwide.

Lightly Used
Perth Mint
Ian Rank Broadley (obverse)
Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with the words "Elizabeth II Australia 1 Dollar 1 oz 999 Silver 2010"
Tiger lying on it's side with a tree in the background and the words "Year of the Tiger" and the Chinese symbol for "tiger"
1 oz