Category Archives: Chinese New Year

Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Lunar Series III Year of the Ox Silver Proof Coins

The Perth Mint’s highly anticipated Australian Lunar Series III coin program is an array of superb silver coins celebrating the next animal in the zodiac, the ox. Released as a magnificent three-coin set, and as individual 1oz and 1/2oz silver proof coins, the coins feature original artistry portraying the kind-hearted ox. Those born under the […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Lunar Series III Year of the Ox 1oz Gold Bullion Coin

These magnificent gold coins celebrate the Year of the Ox, the second of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar ox in 2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, and every 12th preceding year are said to be kind, intelligent, honest, and reliable. Admired for their […]

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Perth Mint – Australia 2020 Year of the Mouse 10 Kilo Silver Bullion Coin

This 10 kilo silver coin, produced by The Perth Mint, celebrates the Year of the Mouse, the first of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, and every 12th preceding year, are said to be smart, resourceful, […]

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Celebrate the Year of the Ox With Gold and Silver Coins

Year of the Ox Mongolia. 1,000 Togrog. 2021. Silver .999. 1 oz. Antique finish. Size approx. 35 mm. Mintage: 999. Technology: smartminting©. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Year of the Ox Coin Shape: small sculpture in the shape of an ox. One side shows the features of an ox with a flower […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Lunar Series III Year of the Mouse 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

The first coin in our Australian Lunar Series to feature an ‘antiqued’ finish, this 2oz silver release portrays our 2020 Year of the Mouse design in exceptional detail. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year are said to be smart, resourceful, […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2020 Year of the Mouse Rotating Charm 1oz Silver Coin

This 1oz silver antiqued coin is an excitingly innovative release featuring a central gold-plated rotating charm in the shape of the first animal in the ancient Chinese lunar calendar, the mouse. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year are said to […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Lunar Series III Year of the Mouse 1oz Platinum Proof Coin

This remarkable 2020 Year of the Mouse release is the first pure platinum proof issue from the Australian Lunar Coin Series. Highlighting the first animal in the Chinese zodiac, the coin’s surface treatment combines a mirror-like polished background and delicately frosted relief. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Year of the Mouse Quadrant 1oz Silver Proof 4-Coin Set

The Quadrant Mouse set consists of four coins that each comprise a quarter of a circle. When arranged together the coins form circle with a square in the centre reminiscent of the first currency of the Chinese empire. These ‘ban liang’ coins were first cast during the Qin Dynasty around 200 BCE. The four coins […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Year of the Mouse 1oz Gold High Relief Proof Coin

This spectacular gold coin celebrates the Year of the Mouse, the first animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year, are said to be smart, resourceful, adaptable and kind. Possessing a rich imagination […]

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BEP Celebrates Chinese New Year with Year of the Rat 2020 $1 Note

Year of the Rat $1 Note features auspicious 8888 serial number prefix. By Bureau of Engraving and Printing …… In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to announce the newest addition to its Lucky Money Collection – Year of the Rat 2020! The “rat” […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Year of the Mouse 1 Kilo Silver Coin with Gold Privy Mark

A prestigious collectible crafted from one kilo of 99.99% pure silver and featuring a one-gram gold insert, this flawlessly struck coin is a rare release with no more than 388 available. The unique tribute to the legendary lunar calendar portrays the first animal in the zodiac in vivid color and enshrines the Chinese character for […]

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Royal Australian Mint Launches Lunar Year of the Rat Coin Collection, Competition

By Royal Australian Mint …… To mark the first sign of the Chinese lunar zodiac, the Royal Australian Mint has released a Year of the Rat coin collection and launched a competition to win a limited edition gold proof domed coin. The Royal Australian Mint’s responsible Minister, the Honorable Michael Sukkar, the Minister for Housing […]

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Perth Mint Bullion Coins Honor New Era of Ancient Calendar

The historic Perth Mint has introduced a third series of precious metal coins celebrating the ancient lunar calendar as part of Australia’s internationally renowned bullion coin program. From being the first major mint in the world to issue coins celebrating the animals of the Asian zodiac in 1995, The Perth Mint will strengthen its position […]

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Modern World Coins – Celebrate Year of the Pig via Angry Birds

Celebrate the Year of the Pig with our stunning new coin featuring the pigs from Angry BirdsTM Chinese New Year celebrated with help from characters from Angry BirdsTM Coins produced in Colored Cupro Nickel and presented in a special color pack Low mintage of 10,000 Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Opal Lunar Series Year of the Pig 1oz Silver Proof Coin

This beautiful coin features the lunar pig set in stunning Australian opal. This is an exceptional addition to the 2019 lunar coins and would make a wonderful gift for those born in the Year of the Pig. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued […]

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New Gilded Jolly Pig Coin From CIT Celebrates Chinese New Year

Gilded Jolly Pig Mongolia. 1000 Togrog. 2019. Silver .999, gilded. ca 1 oz. Silk finish. Format 23×33 mm. Mintage: 888 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse of the pig-shaped coin features the emblem of the Mongolian National Bank in a slightly deepened circle, below in Cyrillic spelling 1000 togrog, below in Latin […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Year of the Pig Lunar Series II 1 oz Gold Proof

This spectacular gold coin celebrates the Year of the Pig, the ultimate animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019. Those born under the sign of the pig tend to be honest, […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Year of the Pig Lunar Series II 1 Kilo Silver Gemstone Coin

This year’s gemstone edition from the Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II depicts the pig, the 12th and final animal associated with the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019. Those born under the sign of […]

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Lucky Money Collection: BEP Celebrates Chinese New Year With Year of the Pig 2019

By Bureau of Engraving and Printing …… In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to announce the newest addition to its Lucky Money Collection: Year of the Pig 2019! The “Pig” is one of 12 zodiac signs associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Year […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Year of the Pig Lunar Series II 1oz Silver Gilded Coin

The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar Pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019. Those born under the sign of the pig tend to be honest, loyal, sincere and generous, with a calm temperament. Each coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% […]

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China: Lunar New Year celebrations observed with new silver coins

The People’s Bank of China have issued new silver coins in celebration of the upcoming Lunar New Year, which will be observed on the 16th February according to the Gregorian (western) calendar. The People’s Bank first launched the Lunar New Year Silver Commemorative Coin Project in 2015 and has proven to be very popular with many Chinese citizens who have given the coins as tokens of celebration or welcome gifts

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Year of the Dog Privy Mark Kookaburra Silver Coin Exclusively at APMEX

APMEX, Inc., a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is pleased to introduce the latest APMEXclusive® release from The Perth Mint celebrating the upcoming Chinese lunar calendar. The Perth Mint has long been known for both their iconic Lunar Series as well as their unique Silver Kookaburra coins. In 2012, they combined […]

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Singapore Mint to Launch New Chinese Almanac Coin Series: Year of the Dog 2018

By The Singapore Mint ….. The Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series will span 12 years, from 2017 to 2028. Each year’s issue will depict a zodiac animal in a park or natural landscape setting in Singapore. To welcome the Year of the Dog, the Monetary Authority of Singapore is proud to present the 2018 […]

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Latest in BEP Lucky Money Collection: 2018 Year of the Dog $1 Note

By Bureau of Engraving and Printing …… In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to announce the newest addition to its Lucky Money Collection: the Year of the Dog 2018. The Dog is one of 12 zodiac signs associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. […]

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Celebrate Lunar New Year with APMEX, Enter to Win Trip to Australia

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is excited to introduce the latest releases in one of the most popular bullion series in the world: The Perth Mint Lunar Series. First introduced in 1996 and renewed in 2008, Perth Mint Lunar coins have long been valued for their unique designs, high […]

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Royal Mint Launches 2018 Lunar Year of the Dog Commemorative Coins

The launch of The Royal Mint’s lunar coin collection has become an eagerly anticipated annual event, with the Year of the Dog the latest in the 1,100-year-old organisation’s popular lunar calendar line-up. The series is a celebration of the UK’s diverse multi-cultural society, lending a unique British angle to this ancient custom. Lunar new year […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories of […]

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Singapore Unveils 2017 Year of the Rooster Chinese Almanac Coins

By Monetary Authority of Singapore ….. On Monday, November 28, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) unveiled the 2017 Year of the Rooster Almanac Coins, the inaugural issue of the Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series. These coins will be issued on 1 January 2017. The Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series will be issued […]

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NGC Red & Gold Display Boxes Are Back

NGC Red & Gold Display Boxes are available now! Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) introduced a red and gold display box last year to much enthusiasm from collectors and dealers around the world. These attractive boxes are now back ― but only until January 31 or while supplies last! Paired together, red and gold symbolize good […]

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Year of the Rooster 2017 Gold & Silver Coins from Coin Invest Trust

Mongolia. 1000 Togrog 2017: 11 mm. 0.5 g. Gold .9999. Proof. Mintage: 15,000 pcs.; 500 Togrog 2017: 38.61 mm. 1 oz. Silver .999. Black Proof. Mintage: 2,017 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows the coat of arms of the issuing nation and the nominal value below. […]

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The Royal Mint Launches 2017 Lunar Coin Collection

The launch of The Royal Mint’s lunar coin collection has become an eagerly anticipated event, with the ‘rooster’ the latest animal to join the 1,100 year-old organization’s popular lunar calendar line-up. It is the fourth coin to be issued in The Royal Mint’s lunar series, which started with the 2014 Year of the Horse, followed […]

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Gold & Silver News – Perth Mint Unveils Australia’s 2017 Bullion Coin Program

The Perth Mint has unveiled the stunning new designs of Australia’s official annual bullion coin program. The 2017 suite of releases showcase Australia’s iconic fauna in their natural environment, and the 10th animal from the ancient Chinese zodiac as the lunar calendar enters the anticipated Year of the Rooster. The renowned Australian Lunar series comprises […]

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British Royal Mint Celebrates Lunar Year of the Monkey

The Royal Mint has released a range of commemorative coins featuring the playful figure of a monkey to celebrate the  Chinese New Year that started on February 8th. Produced specifically for the UK, The Royal Mint’s commemorative lunar coins blend ancient Chinese tradition with British craftsmanship, and form part of The Royal Mint’s Shēngxiào (or […]

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Chinese New Year Coins

2016 Cook Islands 5 oz Silver Mother of Pearl Year of the Monkey The most important of the traditional Chinese holidays, the Chinese New Year (also known as the Chinese Lunar New Year) has become a much-celebrated event not only in China but in countries around the world. Beginning on the first day of the […]

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Chinese New Year Coins

2016 Cook Islands 5 oz Silver Mother of Pearl Year of the Monkey The most important of the traditional Chinese holidays, the Chinese New Year (also known as the Chinese Lunar New Year) has become a much-celebrated event not only in China but in countries around the world. Beginning on the first day of the […]

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CIBC to Offer Chinese New Year Gold, Silver Monkey Coins

By Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce…. CIBC is the only bank in Canada providing special, festive coins for the Lunar New Year Looking for gift ideas for the Lunar New Year? The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has five special, limited-edition Year of the Monkey collector coins to help you wish good luck, prosperity […]

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