The Perth Mint has just released the upcoming 2010 Year of the Tiger 1-oz Silver Coin through official distributor Panda America. The Tiger is the 3rd animal in the Chinese Lunar Zodiac calendar, and this silver coin is the third issue in Series II of Australia's Chinese Lunar Zodiac Silver Coin Program, following 2008's Rat and 2009's Ox. The reverse features a stylish version of a resting tiger with a tree in the background, while the obverse features the classic Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year 2010 and country of issue, Australia.
People born during the following years can be said to be born in the Year of the Tiger: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, and 2010. Those born in the Year of the Tiger are know to be sensitive, given to deep thinking, and capable of great sympathy. They are viewed as courageous and powerful, and while sometimes viewed as over-aggressive and quick-tempered, they are more often than not seen as colorful, passionate, daring, impulsive, vigorous, stimulating, sincere, affectionate, humanitarian, and generous. Tigers are most compatible with Horses, Dragons, and Dogs.
This new issue would make an excellent gift for anyone born in the Year of the Tiger. These attractive, 99.9% PURE, LOW mintage coins are available now from Panda America. With striking designs and an early release, these Australian coins won't be around forever at this price. Get yours BEFORE prices rise and while they are still in stock.