2022 $100 Lunar Year of the Tiger 1oz .9999 Gold Domed Proof Coin
This prestigious 2022 $100 Gold Proof Domed Coin celebrates the Year of the Tiger. Coins are a traditional gift for Lunar New Year, which is celebrated worldwide. This magnificent coin features the proud Tiger, astride a rocky outcrop, surrounded by pine branches, symbolizing strength. The Lunar calendar is presented on the obverse, rotated with the Tiger at the top.
The Tiger is the third of twelve signs in the Chinese Zodiac. According to legend the Jade Emperor invited the animals to race across a swift river to determine their position in the zodiac. The confident Tiger was a likely contender to win, but kept getting swept downstream by the strong currents. Showing the determination and strength synonymous with those born under the sign, the Tiger finally made it ashore behind the Rat and Ox.
In 2022, we honour specifically the Water Tiger. People born under this sign are said to be confident, curious and intelligent. Well-known people born under the year of the Tiger include Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, performer Lady Gaga and Australia’s ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin.
- Coin’s reverse features the Tiger and pine branches
- Gold proof coin made from one ounce of 99.99% gold in a magnificent domed proof finish
- Coin’s obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark with the Lunar calendar wheel rotated so that this year the Tiger takes pride of place
- Australian legal tender with a denomination of $100
- Extremely limited mintage of 750
|Gold Content (Troy oz)||1 oz|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||100.00|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.99|
|Obverse Designer||J. Clark|
|Reverse Designer||B. King|
|Packaging||Capsuled coin in presentation box with certificate of authenticity|
ABOUT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
The Royal Australian Mint is the sole producer of all Australia’s circulating coins. Opened in 1965 and situated in the Australian federal capital city of Canberra, in the suburb of Deakin, the Mint is also a very popular tourist destination for visitors and locals alike. Swan Bullion Company is proud to be an authorised distributor for The Royal Australian Mint’s bullion and numismatic products.
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