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Buy gold Lunar Series I collector coins


This marks the start of the coin series that features images from the Chinese Zodiac. The series spans twelve years and was issued between 1996 and 2007. The images on these gold coins vary from a horse to a goat and from a snake to a cow. If you want to collect gold coins from the Lunar Series I, you are not only investing in physical gold, but also buying gold coins that belong to one of the most popular collector's series.


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Buy Collector Coins from the Lunar Series I

Are you looking to buy gold Lunar Series I coins? By doing so, you are receiving a gold coin that is part of one of the most popular collecting series produced. Gold coins from Lunar Series I are highly sought after and are traded by collectors worldwide. This is largely due to the coins being minted in limited quantities. Besides the gold Lunar collector coins, the Perth Mint also offers the option to buy silver Lunar Series I coins. These coins are also based on the Chinese Zodiac but feature a slightly different design. However, as the years go by and due to their limited mintage, it may be challenging to source all coins directly.

History of Lunar Series gold coins

The Lunar Series gold coins were introduced by the Perth Mint in 1996 with the launch of Lunar Series I. Inspired by the Chinese lunar calendar, each year's coin represented a specific animal from the Chinese Zodiac. These coins quickly gained popularity among both investors and collectors due to their beautiful designs, limited editions, and the cultural significance associated with the Chinese Zodiac. Particularly, the Lunar Series I laid the foundation for subsequent series and established the Perth Mint as a leading producer of commemorative and investment coins.

History of The Perth Mint

Founded in 1899, The Perth Mint is one of Australia’s oldest operating mints. Originally established to mint gold sovereigns for the British Empire, it has since become renowned for producing high-quality gold and silver coins, bars, and commemorative items. Located in Perth, Western Australia, The Perth Mint has a rich history and is known for its commitment to craftsmanship, innovation, and excellence in coin production. Over the years, it has played a significant role in the numismatic world and has built a reputation for producing some of the most sought-after collectible coins, including the Lunar Series gold coins. In addition, it is also possible to buy Perth Mint gold bars.

Symbolism behind the Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese Zodiac, also known as Shengxiao, is based on a twelve-year cycle, with each year associated with a specific animal sign. These animals are believed to have unique traits and characteristics that influence the personalities and destinies of people born under their respective signs. From the intelligent and adaptable Mouse to the generous and patient Pig, each animal is thought to impart distinctive qualities to those born in its year, shaping their traits and life paths.

Mouse - Intelligent and Adaptable: Those born in the Year of the Rat are considered intelligent, adaptable, and resourceful. They are astute and can thrive in various environments.

Ox - Reliable and Strong: People born in the Year of the Ox are viewed as reliable, hardworking, and resilient. They are known for their strength, determination, and ability to overcome obstacles.

Tiger - Brave and Unpredictable: Those born in the Year of the Tiger are characterized by their courage, self-confidence, and adventurous spirit. They are natural leaders but can also be unpredictable and impulsive.

Rabbit - Elegant and Kind: People born in the Year of the Rabbit are known for their grace, charm, and compassion. They are gentle souls who value harmony and peace.

Dragon - Powerful and Prosperous: People born in the Year of the Dragon are believed to be strong, ambitious, and blessed with good fortune. They are natural leaders who often achieve great success in life.

Snake - Wise and Mysterious: Those born in the Year of the Snake are considered wise, intuitive, and enigmatic. They possess a deep understanding of human nature and are skilled at navigating complex situations.

Horse - Free-spirited and Energetic: People born in the Year of the Horse are characterized by their independence, vitality, and zest for life. They are adventurous spirits who enjoy exploring new horizons.

Goat - Peaceful and Creative: People born in the Year of the Goat are known for their gentle nature, artistic talents, and love for beauty. They value harmony and creativity in all aspects of life.

Monkey - Clever and Curious: Those born in the Year of the Monkey are regarded as intelligent, witty, and mischievous. They have a playful spirit and a talent for finding inventive solutions to problems.

Rooster - Punctual and Honest: People born in the Year of the Rooster are known for their punctuality, honesty, and integrity. They are hardworking and committed, taking pride in their work.

Dog - Loyal and Sincere: People born in the Year of the Dog are characterized by their loyalty, honesty, and sincerity. They are devoted companions who value friendship and family ties.

Pig - Generous and Patient: Those born in the Year of the Pig are presumed to be kind, generous, and patient. They have a strong sense of duty and are willing to help others in need.

Popularity of Lunar Series I gold coins

Lunar Series I gold coins rapidly gained popularity among collectors and investors worldwide for their exquisite designs, limited editions, and the cultural significance attached to the Chinese Zodiac. Each coin in the series features a unique design representing one of the zodiac animals, making them highly collectible. The reputation of the Perth Mint for producing high-quality bullion coins also contributed to the series' popularity. The limited edition of each coin increased their appeal, making them highly desired by collectors and investors. You can also buy platinum coins from the Lunar Series!

Design of Lunar Series I gold coins

The Lunar Series I gold coins feature intricate designs that capture the essence of each animal of the Chinese Zodiac. From the majestic Dragon to the graceful Rabbit, each coin showcases the unique characteristics and attributes associated with the respective animal. The designs are crafted with great attention to detail, resulting in coins that are not only beautiful but also symbolic of the cultural significance of the Chinese Zodiac.

Gold content of Lunar Series I gold coins

All Lunar Series I gold coins offer the opportunity to purchase pure gold with a 99.99% gold content, making them among the purest bullion coins on the market. The Perth Mint's commitment to quality and purity ensures that each coin meets the highest standards of excellence, making them highly sought after by collectors and investors. The purity of the gold used in Lunar Series I gold coins contributes to their intrinsic value and makes them an ideal choice for those looking to invest in physical gold.

Limited edition of Lunar Series I gold coins

One of the key factors contributing to the popularity of Lunar Series I gold coins is their limited edition. Each coin in the series was minted in limited quantities, enhancing their rarity and collectibility. The Perth Mint typically imposed a maximum mintage for each coin, further increasing their appeal to collectors. As a result, Lunar Series I gold coins are highly coveted by numismatists and investors seeking rare and valuable coins.

Buy gold Lunar Series I coins

This is the initial series of Lunar coins - see the list below for all years. You can also invest in Lunar Series II and buy Lunar Series III gold coins.

1996: Buy Lunar Series I Mouse gold coins
1997: Buy Lunar Series I Ox gold coins
1998: Buy Lunar Series I Tiger gold coins

1999: Buy Lunar Series I Rabbit gold coins
2000: Buy Lunar Series I Dragon gold coins
2001: Buy Lunar Series I Snake gold coins
2002: Buy Lunar Series I Horse gold coins
2003: Buy Lunar Series I Goat gold coins
2004: Buy Lunar Series I Monkey gold coins
2005: Buy Lunar Series I Rooster gold coins
2006: Buy Lunar Series I Dog gold coins
2007: Buy Lunar Series I Pig gold coins