The commemorative coin dedicated to the Year of the Tiger was released by the Pert Mint as a part of the popular Australian Lunar Calendar series in 2011. According to traditional Chinese and Buddhist beliefs, every lunar year has its own patron animal, which determines the good and bad characteristics of the year. The 1 Australian dollar coin is made of 999 fine silver and it can be used as an official way of payment in Australia. The coin has limited mintage, so it has a big value among collectors. The obverse of the coin traditionally depicts the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. There are also the name of the Queen, the face value of the coin and the word “Australia”. The reverse of the coin features the embossed image of the tiger lying in stately pose and the Chinese character meaning “Tiger”. The bent rim and the lovely Chinese traditional painting style landscape on the background of the tiger are also embossed on a matte field. The tiger image on the coin is finely crafted and polished to a mirror shine. Along the rim of the coin there are letters “Year of the Tiger”.
ConditionA new coin, a capsule, NO CoA, NO case, NO presentation box (please, check photos).
|Item type||Coin / Collector coins|
|Nominal sum||1 dollar|
|Quality of coinage||BU|
|Country||Australia and Oceania / Australia|
|Coin material||Silver / Ag 999|