Lunar Year of the Tiger 1oz Coin

Metal.999 Silver
FinishProof-like
Diameter40.7mm
EdgeMilled
Denomination$2
Year of Issue2010
Mintage20,000

About the Design 

Following the popular 2009 Lunar Year of the Ox, New Zealand Mint is proud to present the 2010 Lunar Year of the Tiger 1oz Coloured Silver Coin. This features the Siberian, or Amur Tiger, the world's largest cat which lives primarily in eastern Russia's Birch forests.

 

Lunar years of the Tiger

1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

 

Obverse

The obverse of the coin features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,  along with the year of issue (2010), and the denomination of $2.

 

Reverse

This features a powerful Siberian Tiger mid-stride as it runs through the snow against the snow clad backdrop of Northern Russia. This image is surrounded by a classic border design and engraved heading.

 

Limited Mintage

The lunar year of the Tiger coin is struck from 1oz of pure silver. No more than 20,000 coins will be issued by the New Zealand Mint. The coins are legal tender of the Government of Pitcairn Island.

 

Packaging

Each coin is presented in unique packaging featuring a 3-dimensional Tiger paw print in the snow molded into the lid. This is in turn enclosed within an outer box decorated with a Tiger print design.

 

Authenticity

Each 1oz Silver Coin Comes with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity issued by New Zealand Mint.