Lunar Series coins have been available from the Perth Mint since 1996. However, it wasn’t until 2020 that these collections gained a Platinum Coin. With the debut of the Lunar Series III collection in 2020, the Perth Mint introduced its first-ever platinum lunar coin. This option continues throughout the series and is available in the year-three release of the Lunar Tiger.
Coin Highlights:Coin Highlights
- Contains 1 oz of .9995 fine Platinum.
- Limited mintage of only 5,000 coins worldwide.
- Individual coins come in protective plastic capsules. Multiples of 20 come in a sealed roll and multiples of 100 typically come in a sealed box.
- Obverse: The Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the weight and fineness, and the monetary denomination.
- Reverse: Portrays a tiger standing on a peak with its head turned towards its tail. The animal’s open jaw features razor-sharp canine teeth. Also included in the design is the Chinese character for “tiger”, the inscription “TIGER 2022” and The Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark.
- 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.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.
The Perth Mint introduced its first platinum coins in 1987, but never issued platinum on a regular, annual basis. The introduction of platinum bullion coins by the Perth Mint increased in recent years with the release of the Australian Platinum Kangaroo in 2018, followed quickly by the Australian Platinum Lunar Series III coins in 2020.