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Lunar Series

2007 - 15

The Chinese Zodiac is an astrological system that rotates through a twelve year lunar cycle. Each of these years is associated with an animal arranged in order from the rat through to the pig. An ancient folk story states that the order was established by a race between the animals that was orchestrated by the Jade Emperor of China. It is believed that each of these animals is has a set of characteristics that may serve as an astrological guide to understand the events that occur in the year as well as the personalities of those born in the year.

The Royal Australian Mint regularly produces coins celebrating the beginning of a new Chinese Lunar Year. Two primary series are usually issued; the Lunar Series, which often includes a business strike and a silver proof variant, and the Lunar Prestige Series, which includes higher denomination proof-like pieces struck from precious metals.

Year of the Goat2015Year of the Horse2014International Year of the Snake2013Year of the Snake2013International Year of the Dragon2012Year of the Dragon2012Year of the Rabbit2011International Year of the Tiger2010Year of the Tiger2010International Year of the Ox2009Year of the Ox2009Year of the Rat2008Year of the Pig2007
  MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS69Year of the Horse2014 Unknown2.404.307.203141210270310330Year of the Snake2013 15,05368.9011212427140180200Year of the Pig2007 22,3495.908.70112123263050250Year of the Dragon2012 20,1608.701318384451260330380Year of the Rabbit2011 20,000         Year of the Tiger2010 27,1157.20101428323641210270Year of the Ox2009 17,6427.701216333855210570700Year of the Rat2008 20,359         Year of the Goat2015 Unknown2.304.1072939200260290320  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMInternational Year of the Snake2013 Proof2,500      Year of the Snake2013 Proof4,200      International Year of the Dragon2012 Proof3,898150150160170180540International Year of the Tiger2010 Proof10,650      Year of the Pig2007 Silver Proof6,298      Year of the Dragon2012 Silver Proof7,191      Year of the Rabbit2011 Silver Proof5,570      International Year of the Ox2009 Proof9,559      Year of the Tiger2010 Silver Proof3,900      Year of the Ox2009 Silver Proof5,000      Year of the Rat2008 Silver Proof5,250      Year of the Goat2015 Proof SilverUnknown242631405791Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.