I have showed you the Perth Mint Lunar Year of the Tiger III. This is another version of the Year of the Tiger by the Royal Australian Mint. I likewise showed you the gold version of the Perth Mint Year of the Tiger.
I prefer the gold version of the tiger and this version!
2022 Australia Year of the Tiger
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Limited mintage of 50,000 coins.
- Obverse: Features the lunar calendar wheel, with the tiger at the top of the wheel, and the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse: Features the tiger, walking on pine branches. Also included is the title "Year of the Tiger", along with the metal content and purity.
A "confident" tiger is depicted in the reverse of the Year of the Tiger coin. One can see his teeth as the tiger walks across pine branches in its usual sleek way.
According to Chinese legend, the animals in the zodiac are in a certain order due to a race called by the Jade Emperor. He asked the animals to race to a meeting with him. The rat was the first animal to cross the river to meet the emperor, followed by the ox and the tiger. This is why the tiger is the third animal on the calendar.
These are my Royal Australian Mint lunar animal coins so far: 2020 Year of the Rat, 2021 Year of the Ox, and the current Year of the Tiger.
If you notice the Lunar Calendar Wheel... whatever animal is on top of the wheel (just above Elizabeth's head) is the zodiac animal of the year.
In case you missed it, these are the other 2022 coin I have shown:
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