The Lunar Gold series kicked off with the Mouse coin in the year 1996. As the Lunar series follows the Chinese zodiac, a new animal is released each year. The Perth Mint renamed it mouse, as opposed to rat, for a more charming connotation.
Following the Mouse, was the Year of the Ox. The Ox symbolizes diligence, persistence, and honesty. A newer version was released in 2009.
Considered to be brave, cruel, forceful, and terrifying, the tiger is a symbol of power and lordliness. This series was released in 1998 and 2010.
Symbolizing eternal hope, the Rabbit was released in 1999, and again in the year 2011.
The Dragon is easily the most notable figure in Chinese mythology. Viewed as descendants of dragons, the people of China still maintain cultural relevance to this icon. The Lunar Dragon coin was released in 2000 and 2012.
The years of 2001 and 2013 brought the Lunar Snake. Often associated with malice, it was said that to find a snake in your court will bring great delight.
In the Chinese Zodiac, the horse symbolizes enthusiasm and energy. Represented in full sprint, The Lunar Horse made its debut in 2002 and resurfaced in 2014.
While some say the true Chinese Zodiac holds a sheep, most would call it the Year of the Goat. The Perth Mint added Lunar Goat coins to the series in 2003 and 2015.
Representing intelligence and long life, the Monkey is the ninth Chinese Zodiac symbol.
The Year of the Rooster is the tenth symbol in the Chinese Zodiac cycle. This animal represents fidelity and punctuality.
The dog is an auspicious animal in Chinese culture. The coming of the dog represents the arrival of fortune.
The Lunar Pig coin was released in 2007. According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Pig represents a peaceful demeanor. However, this demeanor comes with qualities of laziness and clumsiness.
For those looking to buy gold bullion coins, the Lunar Gold series of the Perth Mint is a reliable investment. As these coins are released, their value is generated from the gold bullion from which it’s made and the desirability of the collection pieces. For more information on the Lunar Gold series, contact Boston Bullion at 781-710-8419 or visit us online.