The 2022 Australian Lunar Tiger 1/2oz Silver Coin celebrates 2022 as the Year of the Tiger, the third of the 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar.
The reverse of the coin features an adult tiger with her cub following behind across rocky terrain. The Chinese character for Tiger and the inscription ‘Tiger 2022’ appear in the design, alongside The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The obverse design bears a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Details of the coins weight, fineness, metal type and monetary denomination also appear.
- Weighs 1/2 Troy Ounce and is struck in 999.9 Fine Silver.
- Minted by The Perth Mint, Australia.
- Finished to bullion standard.
- Dimensions: Diameter: 32.60mm. Thickness: 2.90mm.
The Lunar Tiger is the third of the 12 animals in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The Lunar Tiger 2022 coin is part of the Perth Mint's Series III Lunar collection.
The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar Tiger include 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 and 2022. In Chinese culture, those who are born under the influence of this sign are said to be confident, unpredictable, competitive and charming.