2022 $5 Lunar Year of the Tiger 1oz .999 Silver Domed Proof Coin
Celebrating the Year of the Tiger, the Royal Australian Mint has released this 2022 $5 Fine Silver Proof Domed Coin. Lunar New Year is celebrated throughout the world and coins are considered to be a traditional gift. Featuring the proud and charming Tiger and the Lunar calendar wheel, this coin is an auspicious gift or collectible.
The Tiger is the third of twelve signs in the Chinese Zodiac. According to legend, the order of the animals in the Zodiac was determined by a Great Race, in which the Jade Emperor urged the animals to cross a swift river. 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 after the Rat and Ox.
The reverse of this 2022 $5 Fine Silver Proof Domed Coin features the Tiger standing on a rocky outcrop, surrounded by pine branches that represent the strength of the original ‘Charmer’. The obverse bears the Lunar calendar wheel, rotated so that the Tiger is shown at the top, along with the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
- Coin’s reverse features the Tiger and pine branches
- Silver proof coin made from one ounce of 99.9% silver 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 $5
- Limited mintage of 7,500
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||1 oz|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||5.00|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.9|
|Obverse Designer||J. Clark|
|Reverse Designer||B. King|
|Packaging||Capsuled coin in presentation box|
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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