The Perth Mint’s Lunar Silver Series 1 and 2 are based on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, and have become one of the best known precious metal bullion series today. Gainesville Coins carries a number of graded and certified Lunar Series 1 and 2 silver coins.
Each year in the Lunar Series is represented by a different animal in the Chinese Zodiac. The Perth Mint’s Lunar Silver coins are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act of 1965 and are 99.9% pure silver.
1999-Rabbit, 2000-Dragon, 2001-Snake, 2002-Horse, 2003-Goat, 2004-Monkey, 2005-Rooster, 2006-Dog, 2007-Pig, 2008-Mouse, 2009-Ox, 2010-Tiger
2008-Mouse, 2009-Ox, 2010-Tiger, 2011-Rabbit, 2012-Dragon, 2013-Snake, 2014-Horse, 2015-Goat, 2016-Monkey, 2017-Rooster, 2018-Dog, 2019-Pig, It is worth noting that the Perth Mint Lunar Series 2 overlaps with Series 1 in 2008, 2009, and 2010. The design of the Series 1 coins differs from the Series 2 coins despite the fact that they were of the same animal.