Lunar Coins

Lunar Series I 1999-2010

The first one ounce silver lunar was issued in 1999 by the Perth Mint, all Silver Lunar Coins have a $1 face value to them and have a silver purity of .999, and each coin weighs 31.63 grams or one ounce. The lunar coingeneraly features a different animal on the reverse of the coin which is changed each year with a new design, and the image of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. The list of animals representing each lunar year is as follows, 1999 has the Rabbit, 2000 is the Dragon, 2001 is the Snake, 2002 is the Horse, 2003 is the Goat, 2004 is the Monkey, 2005 is the Rooster, 2006 is the Dog, 2007 is the Pig, 2008 is the Rat, 2009 is the Ox and finally 2010 is th Tiger.


Silver Lunar Series 1 1999-2010


Lunar Tiger

2010 Lunar Tiger

2010 Silver Lunar Tiger, This Australian Lunar silver coin celebrates the Year of the Tiger. A total of 56,077 coins where minted.

 

 

Lunar Ox

2009 Lunar Ox

2009 Silver Lunar Ox, This Australian Lunar silver coin celebrates the Year of the Ox. A total of 52,267 coins where minted.



Lunar Mouse

2008 Lunar Rat

2008 Silver Lunar Rat, This Australian Lunar silver coin celebrates the Year of the Rat. A total of 59,623 coins where minted.

 


Lunar Pig

2007 Lunar Pig

2007 Silver Lunar Pig, This Australian Lunar silver coin celebrates the Year of the Pig. A total of 87,009 coins where minted.

 

 

Lunar Dog
2006 Lunar Dog

2006 Silver Lunar Dog, This Australian Lunar silver coin celebrates the Year of the Dog. A total of 98,825 coins where minted.

 


Lunar Rooster

2005 Lunar Rooster

2006 Silver Lunar Rooster, This Australian Lunar silver coin celebrates the Year of the Rooster. A total of 92,691 coins where minted.




Lunar Monkey

2004 Lunar Monkey

2004 Silver Lunar Monkey, This Australian Lunar silver coin celebrates the Year of the Monkey. A total of 105,680 coins where minted.




Lunar Goat

2003 Lunar Goat

2003 Silver Lunar Goat, This Australian Lunar silver coin celebrates the Year of the Goat. A total of 102,164 coins where minted.

 


Lunar Horse

2002 Lunar Horse

2002 Silver Lunar Horse, This Australian Lunar silver coin celebrates the Year of the Horse. A total of 99,632 coins where minted.

 


Lunar Snake

2001 Lunar Snake

2001 Silver Lunar Snake, This Australian Lunar silver coin celebrates the Year of the Snake. A total of 71,301 coins where minted.

 


Lunar Dragon

2000 Lunar Dragon

2000 Silver Lunar Dragon, This Australian Lunar silver coin celebrates the Year of the Dragon. A total of 118,697 coins where minted.




Lunar Hare

1999 Lunar Hare

1999 Silver Lunar Hare, This Australian Lunar silver coin celebrates the Year of the Hare. A total of 63,644 coins where minted.

 

 

All images courtesy of the Perth Mint

Lunar Coin Specifications

Mint: Perth Mint
Weight: 31.6 grams
Diameter: 40.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Composition: .999 silver
Issued Date: 1999-2010
Mintmark: P

 

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