At The Silver Mountain, we sell many gold collectible coins, including the popular Lunar coins. Lunar coins focus on a different animal from the Chinese zodiac every year. According to Chinese mythology, the order of this zodiac was determined by the great Chinese race in which 12 animals participated. According to legend, each animal influences the personality of children born in the year of that animal. People born in the year of the rabbit tend to be quiet and observant, according to legend.
The biggest Lunar series are The Perth Mint series. Meanwhile, this 12-year-old series is being published for the third time. The current series is the Lunar III series and started in the year of the mouse (2020).
The gold Lunar III series consists of gold collector coins in various sizes. The detailed design of the front of the coin is redesigned every year and is based on one of the animals from the Chinese zodiac. The reverse of the coin features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Jody Clark.
Besides the gold Lunar collector coins, The Perth Mint also issues silver Lunar coins. These coins are also based on the Chinese zodiac, but often have just a different design.