Silver Ounce (1 oz), Lunar Series, Coin Type from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce (1 oz), Lunar Series, Coin Type from Australia (issued 1994 - )
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Lunar Series

The Australian one ounce silver piece (abbreviated as 1 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is a bullion and commemorative coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

The Lunar Series series was introduced in 1994 by the Perth Mint (the Royal Australian Mint started a parallel series later) and is dedicated to the Chinese Lunar Calendar and the Chinese Zodiac. Known as Sheng Xiao or Shu Xiang, it features twelve animal signs in this order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Boasting a history of more than 2,000 years, it plays an essential role in Chinese culture. The animals zodiac in a cycle are not only used to represent years in China, but also believed to influence people’s personalities, career, compatibility, marriage, and fortune.

Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce (1 oz), Lunar Series - obverse photo

Effigy of the ruling monarch, legend, face value.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling monarch, face value
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce (1 oz), Lunar Series - reverse photo

Various design inspired by the Chinese Lunar Calendar.

Reverse Inscription 1 oz 9999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Silver Ounce (1 oz), Lunar Series - (24) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Silver Ounce 2011 Year of the Rabbit Australia / Silver Ounce 2011 Year of the Rabbit - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2011 Year of the Rabbit - obverse photo Material: 0.999 Silver
Mint: Perth Mint
Mintage: unknown
Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Bullion Australia / Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Bullion - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Silver
Mint: Perth Mint
Mintage: unknown
Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, High Relief Australia / Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, High Relief - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, High Relief - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Silver
Mint: Perth Mint
Mintage: 7,500
Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, RAM Australia / Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, RAM - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, RAM - obverse photo Material: 0.999 Silver
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 3,000
Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Bullion Australia / Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Bullion - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.999 Silver
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Silver Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig, Perth Mint Australia / Silver Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig, Perth Mint - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig, Perth Mint - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Silver
Mint: Perth Mint
Mintage: unknown
Silver Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig, High Relief Australia / Silver Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig, High Relief - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig, High Relief - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Silver
Mint: Perth Mint
Mintage: 7,500
Silver Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig, RAM Australia / Silver Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig, RAM - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig, RAM - obverse photo Material: 0.999 Silver
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 3,500
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse, High Relief Australia / Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse, High Relief - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse, High Relief - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Silver
Mint: Perth Mint
Mintage: 3,888
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse Australia / Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Silver
Mint: Perth Mint
Mintage: unknown
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat Australia / Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat - obverse photo Material: 0.999 Silver
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat, Domed Australia / Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat, Domed - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat, Domed - obverse photo Material: 0.999 Silver
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Perth Mint Australia / Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Perth Mint - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Perth Mint - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Silver
Mint: Perth Mint
Mintage: unknown
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, High Relief Australia / Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, High Relief - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, High Relief - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Silver
Mint: Perth Mint
Mintage: 3,888
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Domed Australia / Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Domed - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Domed - obverse photo Material: 0.999 silver
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 7,500
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM Australia / Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Silver
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 50,000
Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, Perth Mint Australia / Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, Perth Mint - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, Perth Mint - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Silver
Mint: Perth Mint
Mintage: unknown
Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, High Relief Australia / Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, High Relief - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, High Relief - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Silver
Mint: Perth Mint
Mintage: 3,888
Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, RAM Australia / Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, RAM - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, RAM - obverse photo Material: 0.999 Silver
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 50,000
Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, Domed Australia / Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, Domed - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, Domed - obverse photo Material: 0.999 Silver
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 7,500
Silver Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Perth Mint Australia / Silver Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Perth Mint - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Perth Mint - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Silver
Mint: Perth Mint
Mintage: unknown
Silver Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, High Relief Australia / Silver Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, High Relief - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, High Relief - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Silver
Mint: Perth Mint
Mintage: 3,888
Silver Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, RAM Australia / Silver Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, RAM - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, RAM - obverse photo Material: 0.999 Silver
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 50,000
Silver Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Domed Australia / Silver Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Domed - reverse photo Australia / Silver Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Domed - obverse photo Material: 0.999 Silver
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 7,500
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Silver Ounce (1 oz), Lunar Series: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Sub-type ofSilver Ounce (1 oz)
From1994
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.6000 mm
Thickness4.0000 mm
Mass31.1350 g