These magnificent gold coins were minted to celebrate the Year of the Tiger, the third of twelve animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. It is said, those born under the tiger the Chinese lunar tiger in 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974 are natural leaders blessed with courage, charm and confidence.
The Perth Mint will mint no more than 30,000 1oz gold coins. Due to the low mintage of the 1oz size these coins will undoubtedly be highly sought-after. Meticulously struck from 99.99% pure gold, the coins are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
Each coin’s reverse portrays a tiger standing on a peak with its head turned towards its tail. The fearless animal’s open jaw features razor
sharp canine teeth. Included in the design is the Chinese character for ‘tiger’, the inscription ‘TIGER 2022’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. The obverse of each coin depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the weight and fineness, and the monetary denomination.
The reverse of the 1oz, 2oz and 10oz coins includes a security feature in the form of a micro-engraved letter within the design. It is only detectable under a magnifying glass.