2019 5 oz Tuvalu 12 Lunar Animals .9999 Silver Antique Coin


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The Chinese zodiac is a significant cultural tool to influence the decisions and beliefs of people for more than 2,000 years. Each year on the 12-year cycle in the lunar calendar is represented by an animal with particular personality traits and affinities.

Features of the coin: 

  • Coin’s reverse: Depicts the heads of the 12 animals of the zodiac in year order encircling a central Bagua, a motif incorporating Taoist trigrams, or symbols comprising three lines. Each trigram represents one of eight fundamental elements or concepts: heaven/sky, lake, fire, thunder, wind, water, mountain or earth. Within these is the yin yang symbol denoting universal balance. A pattern encloses the central Bagua and stylized clouds decorate the outer rim of the coin.
  • Coin's obverse: Displays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, the weight and fineness, and 2019 year-date.
  • Antiqued Coin: In order to keep with ancient themes, the coin has been ‘antiqued’ by hand to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an aged artifact. Therefore, the appearance of each coin may vary.
  • Low mintage: No more than 388 pieces of the 12 Lunar Animals 2019 5 oz Silver Antiqued Coin will be released worldwide.
  • Each coin is housed in a classic display case within an illustrated shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
More Information
Year 2019
Metal Content Silver
Denomination $ 5
Purity 9999
Condition Antique
Country Australia
Manufacturer Perth Mint
Mintage 388
Diameter (mm) 55.5
Thickness (mm) 8
Series 12 Lunar Animals
Box & Certificate Yes