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Australia 2010-P Year of the Tiger Chinese Lunar Zodiac 50 Cents 1/2 Ounce Pure Silver Half Dollar Reverse Proof with Color in Box

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Celebrate the auspicious Year of the Tiger with this large yet affordable and colorful half ounce, pure silver coin!

Sold out at the Mint!This large, impressive coin represents a tremendous value, struck in pure silver! The Perth Mint's Lunar Zodiac Series II coins are huge! At nearly 37 mm in diameter, they are the same size across as a United States silver dollar! This beauty is made all the more desirable by the Mint's execution of this intriguing animal motif in pure silver, artistically rendered in striking, vibrant hues! The full color design is highlighted on frosted, matte fields (or background), further enhancing an already handsome design. Between the large size & the beauty of the design, color and finish, we think you'll be impressed with this affordable, pure silver gem!

Availability Note - We have managed to acquire a few of these full color, hard to find, yet affordable, silver tigers (sold out at the Mint and struck exclusively with color for the Asian market). Get them while you can!

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A fierce and noble tiger takes a breather.The Year of the Tiger - Most Auspicious!
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’s 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.

This is the third annual release in the new Lunar Series II zodiac program that began in 2008.

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).

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Technology Note
Australia 2010-P Year of the Tiger Chinese Lunar Zodiac 50 Cents Color Pure Silver Dollar in boxThe Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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A splendid tiger reclines serenely in a field of grass, its massive paws and long tail for the moment relaxed. The legend YEAR OF THE TIGER defines the theme. The Chinese character for "Tiger" is to the left, while the Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed to the right, near the 2:00 position along the rim.

The reverse features 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 1/2 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The legend ELIZABETH II and the denomination also appear.

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The coin is encapsulated inside a handsome taupe leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by an outer sleeve.

SpecificationsAn extreme closeup view of a hansome and noble tiger's face.
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2010
Face Value 50 Cents
Weight 15.573 g
Diameter 36.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   2.30 mm
Finish Reverse Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)

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