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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australian Lunar Series III 2022 Year of the Tiger Platinum Bullion Coin

Perth Mint Coin Profiles - Australian Lunar Series III 2022 Year of the Tiger Platinum Bullion Coin

This magnificent lunar platinum bullion coin celebrates the Year of the Tiger, the third of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar.

Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar tiger in 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, and every 12th preceding year are said to be natural leaders blessed with courage, charm, and confidence.

The Perth Mint will produce no more than 5,000 1oz coins. Production will cease when the mintage is fully sold or at the end of the series, whichever comes first.

Meticulously struck from 99.95% pure platinum, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

Design

The coin’s reverse portrays a tiger standing on a peak with its head turned towards its tail. The fearless animal’s open jaw features razor-sharp canine teeth. Included in the design is the Chinese character for ‘tiger’, the inscription ‘TIGER 2022’, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

The obverse of the coin depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the weight and fineness, and the monetary denomination.

Authentication Feature

The coin’s reverse includes a security feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter within the design. It is only detectable under a magnifying glass.

Year of the Tiger Platinum Bullion Coin Presentation

Each coin is presented in a protective acrylic capsule.

Designer(s)

Designer and engraver Jody Clark joined the Royal Mint UK in 2012. His portrait of Queen Elizabeth II became the fifth official portrait of the British monarch in 2015 (View Designer’s Profile).

Coin Specifications

Country:  Australia
Year Of Issue:  2022
Denomination:  100 Dollars (AUD)
Mint Mark:  P
Mintage:  5,000
Alloy:  .9995 Platinum
Weight:  31.119 g
Diameter:  32.60 mm
Thickness:  2.90 mm
OBV Designer Jody Clark
REV Designer Monique Reeves

 

 

Perth Mint
Perth Minthttps://www.perthmint.com/
The Perth Mint is Australia’s largest and most highly accredited precious metals enterprise. Through its integrated operations and trusted products and services, it develops markets and creates demand for Australian precious metals the world over. Operating the largest refinery and the only facility in Australia accredited for gold and silver by the London Bullion Market Association, the Mint holds endorsements by commodity trading centres in London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai. The Perth Mint exports in excess of USD14 billion worth of bullion bars and coins to institutional and private investors in more than 130 countries each year and issues an array of legal tender commemoratives for collectors. Offering the world’s only government guaranteed precious metals investment and storage program, the Mint also manages approximately USD3 billion worth of metal held on behalf of some 40,000 clients. Still operating in its original premises, founded in 1899, The Perth Mint is also a premier tourist destination and home to the Guinness Book of Records certified largest coin in the world – the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, worth more than USD 40 million.

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