This NGC-graded and slabbed 2010 Perth Mint 1 Kilo Year of the Tiger “Gemstone” Silver Coin NGC MS70 is struck from 32.15 oz of .999 silver. This coin has been professionally graded by the Numismatic Guarantee Corporation as MS70, a “Perfect Uncirculated” score, which is the highest possible grade possible.
The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth. The legend “Elizabeth II - Australia” is inscribed above with the weight, purity, year, and denomination below. The reverse shows a realistically colored tiger reclining on a grassy knoll. The one visible eye in the profile is made of a golden topaz gemstone. To the left of the tiger is the Chinese character for Tiger, and beneath it is the inscription “Year of the Tiger.”
This 1 kilo silver coin was struck by the Perth Mint to commemorate the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac. Individuals born in the Year of the Tiger are said to be forthright, generous, and uninhibited. With a mintage of only 5,000 worldwide, the 1 Kilo Year of the Tiger “Gemstone” Silver Coin NGC MS70 would be a rare addition to any collection.