Presented by the world-renowned Perth Mint, comes the fantastic 2010 Australian 1/10 oz Enameled Gold Year of the Tiger Coin, featured as part of the Lunar Series 2. Based on the Chinese Zodiac Calendar, the “Tiger” is the third sign in the cycle and symbolizes bravery. These coins are legal tender colorized gold coins that contain 1/4 oz of .9999 fine gold. With this beautiful fiery tiger, the 2010 Australian Gold Year of the Tiger Coin is a superb piece for collectors or a gift for children that were born between these dates: February 14, 2010 and February 2, 2011.
The obverse features a right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II. Created by Ian Rank-Broadley, this portrait caused some controversy to showing Her Majesty as a maturely aged woman. Nevertheless, she appears regal in her crown. Legends "ELIZABETH II", "AUSTRALIA" are inscribed along the coin's rim. The mintage year, coin's weight and purity of .9999 Fine Gold are also inscribed. This coin is also marked with a face value of 25 dollars.
The reverse of the coin features an enameled colorized portrait of a majestic tiger gazing out. The animal is enclosed by The Chinese character for "tiger" is located above his head. The rim is inscribed and the legend "YEAR OF THE TIGER.” The Perth Mint "P" mint mark is visible to the right of the tiger's bold face. Those born in the Year of the Tiger are said to be charming, courageous, authoritative and seductive.
|Mint Mark:||P - Perth|
|Actual Metal Weight:||0.25 ozt|
|Face Value:||25 Dollars|
|Obverse Designer:||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Series:||Lunar Series 2|