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2022 1 kg Australian Kilo Lunar Year of the Tiger Silver Coin (BU)

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Meet Perth Mint’s 1 kg 2022 Year of the Tiger silver bullion coin

Perth Mint has released a wide range of weights for the 2022 Year of the Tiger silver coin, ranging from 1/2 oz all the way up to 10 kg. This 1 kg size offers an excellent balance between price and value. And the coin is large enough you can really appreciate the masterful engraving!

The reverse of this lunar series coin features a tiger and cub exploring a rocky landscape. Bamboo stalks frame the pair, and ferns rise from the bottom of the scene. The adult tiger gazes straight out at us, fearless, one paw raised as if to turn and challenge the viewer – beware! Behind, the cub gazes upward with eyes full of adoration, completely oblivious to whatever’s engaged Dad or Mom’s attention. Honestly, it’s a poignant scene that evokes the bonds of parental love and responsibility, the constant alertness the world requires from all parents. At the same time, the cub is happy, playful, fully engaged with its parent and innocent of the outside world. This is a powerful and elegant distillation of complex emotions, rendered in crisp and lifelike lines. 

You’ll also notice, at the top center of the reverse, the character 虎 and its translation, “Tiger,” along with the year of minting. The Perth Mint’s “P” mintmark appears unobtrusively on the left side.

The obverse of this coin depicts the Jody Clark portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in diadem, wearing her Diamond Jubilee earrings. The weight, purity (“9999 Ag”) and face value of $30 appear around the bottom edge of the coin.

We really like this Year of the Tiger coin in its 1 kg size. There’s such appreciable heft and substance  when you hold it in your hand. The finest details of the engravings are easy to see even without your reading glasses. We can’t think of a better gift for anyone born under the Year of the Tiger (or a loved one who embodies the spirit of the tiger – more about that below). 

Highlights of the Lunar Series III Year of the Tiger 1 kg silver bullion coin:

  • 1 kg (32.15 troy oz) 0.9999 fine silver gives this coin a satisfying heft
  • Fresh and breathtaking art symbolic of the parent-child relationship
  • Coin #3 in Perth Mint’s Lunar Series III, a huge hit with collectors worldwide 
  • Official legal tender of Australia, $30 face value
  • Each bullion coin presented in a protective acrylic capsule to preserve its brilliant, uncirculated condition

About the lunar year of the tiger

The tiger is the third symbolic animal of the 12-year lunar cycle. The Year of the Tiger officially begins on 1 February 2022 and lasts to 21 January 2023. 

According to Chinese astrology, those born under the Year of the Tiger (2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974 and each 12th preceding year) are natural leaders, blessed with courage, charm and confidence. The tiger is a symbol of strength and bravery, and the tiger’s mere presence exorcizes evil spirits. 

According to traditional Chinese culture, the ever-victorious general who defeats the enemy in every battle is called the Tiger General due to his martial successes. The politician who is filled with moral integrity and never bends the law, who doesn’t play favorites or engage in nepotism, is called the Tiger Official. The child, who struggles daily toward an ambitious goal, never to be discouraged, is called the Tiger Child (though “cub” would be much cuter). And we’ve all heard stories about the Tiger Mom… 

Product specifications
Metal Silver
Purity 0.9999
Series Lunar Series III
Product Type Coin
Year Minted 2022
Mint Perth Mint
Country Australia
Mint type Government
Grade BU
Weight 1 kg
Thickness 14.5 mm
Certificate of Authenticity false
IRA Eligibility Yes
Face Value/Denomination $30
Obverse Design Jody Clark
Reverse Design Jennifer McKenna
Edge Design Reeded






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