In response to the growing influence of China’s economy and the global dissemination of Chinese culture, various industries, including the precious metals market, have experienced significant impact. Recognizing the popularity of Chinese culture, the Perth Mint of Australia took the lead in creating a Lunar Series coin program in 1996, paying homage to the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac. Building upon the tremendous success of the initial program, the Perth Mint introduced Lunar Series II in 2008, continuing its triumphant journey.
The Perth Mint revolutionized the landscape for investors and collectors with the introduction of the Lunar Series I collection, which spanned from 1996 to 2008. Following the conclusion of Lunar Series I, the Perth Mint promptly unveiled the Lunar Series II program. During this transitional phase, a unique release occurred, which has remained unparalleled since. In 2008, the official Zodiac cycle recommenced with the Year of the Mouse. The Perth Mint issued two distinct Year of the Mouse designs for 2008, one as a finale to the Lunar Series I program (resulting in a total of 13 coin designs) and another to inaugurate the new Lunar Series II collection.
In 2020, the Perth Mint introduced the highly anticipated Lunar Series III collection, featuring a captivating new design for the Year of the Mouse. This collection follows the same sequential cycle as its predecessors, commencing with the Year of the Mouse and culminating with the Year of the Pig. The complete series of designs will consistently include the following:
Perth Mint Lunar Gold continues to captivate investors and collectors with a range of weights and finishes. Please contact us at 800-729-3202, chat with us online, or email us directly.