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Australia 2010-P Year of the Tiger Chinese Lunar Zodiac $5 1/20 Ounce .9999 Pure Gold Reverse Proof

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This Year of the Tiger pure gold stunner offers a beautiful and eminently affordable way to own .9999 fine gold!


Observing the fearsome carnivore that is the tiger, whether in nature or in a zoological park, we mere humans can't help but be awestruck by the size, strength, and elegance of this majestic creature. The tiger (Panthera tigris) is easily one of the most intriguing, most beautiful, and most endangered great animals in the world. It is also one of the two most auspicious animals on the Chinese lunar calendar (the other being the Dragon), a feline made all the more desirable by the Perth Mint's execution in 4 9s pure gold, artistically rendered in a reverse proof finish with frosted fields and mirrored devices. Even better is the price! Leave it to the Perth Mint to make the luxury of a .9999 fine gold coin affordable for everyone!

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An extreme closeup view of a hansome and noble tiger's face. The Year of the Tiger
Centuries ago, the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar (rather than the solar) cycle. There are twelve animals in the Chinese lunar zodiac, each corresponding in sequence to a year rather than a month.

In 2010 we celebrate the Year of the Tiger. According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Tiger (1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, and 2010) are said to exhibit that animal¬ís attributes. They are charismatic and fearsome, generous but unpredictable. They are often noted for their enthusiasm in life, and are unafraid of exploring new territory. They can also be aggressive, especially when they perceive a threat or are cornered.

Investment Note
This artistically-rendered beauty contains a full one-twentieth ounce of four nines (.9999) pure gold. Its weight represents a most popular fractional size of gold, small enough to be economical for any collector.

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Technology Note
The marvelous minting and refining technologies of the Perth Mint have brought us this affordable gold coin, in a purity (99.99%) that puts other, larger gold coins to shame!

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Obverse
A meticulously rendered, close up view of a noble and handsome tiger's face. The Chinese character for "Tiger" appears above, while below the legend YEAR OF THE TIGER defines the theme. The Perth Mint "P" mint mark appears along the rim in the 4:00 position.

Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend 1/20 OZ. 9999 GOLD guarantees the weight and purity. The legends ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA and the denomination also appear.

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SpecificationsA fierce and noble tiger takes a breather.
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2010
   
Face Value 5 Dollars
Weight 1.556 g
Diameter 14.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)     1.40 mm
   
Finish Reverse Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Packaging Encapsulated

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