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A Story of a Coin: The Lunar collection is one of the best purchases for a reason

Published by Roland Uriko in category New Products, Tavex on 04.01.2022
Gold price (XAU-GBP)
GBP/oz1 477,45
  
+ GBP4,17
Silver price (XAG-GBP)
GBP/oz16,11
  
- GBP0,22

Do you know the animal year in which you were born? If not, the Lunar calendar will help answer this question. In addition to being extremely popular and valuable, the Lunar gold coin series is also dedicated to one of the earliest calendars in history.

China’s new year begins on the day of the Moon’s creation

According to Chinese astrology, the characters of people are greatly influenced by the year in which they are born. Nevertheless, it is well-known that the Lunar New Year does not begin on 1st of January. The beginning of the year is determined by the orbit of the Earth. This means that the first day of the Lunar New Year falls between January 21 and February 20 and begins with the creation of the Moon. In 2022, Lunar New Year will be celebrated on the first of February.

Also, the Lunar calendar does not count years as an infinite sequence, but a 12-year period in which those born each year are greatly influenced by two components. An animal, with a total of 12 in the calendar, and an element with a total of 5. Thus, if 2021 was a metal buffalo year, then in 2022, water and the tiger will encounter instead.

Who is a person born in the year of the tiger?

The tiger is, of course, one of the proudest and most charismatic predators in the animal kingdom, able to roar even harder than the king of the animal kingdom himself – the lion. People born in the Year of the Tiger are therefore considered very ambitious, courageous and authoritative. The people of the Tiger Year are born to guide and interact with people. Although there is no shortage of charisma, fighting spirit and savagery in the person born in the year of the Tiger, they still have a kind heart, an open mind and a positive outlook on life.

The element of the beginning of the year is water, it softens the strong characteristics, which means that people born in the year of the water tiger are the most empathetic of the Tigers and are most likely to admit their mistakes. However, the personality is largely determined by the character. So the Tiger, born under the constellation of Leo, can still be incredibly attractive to others. Besides 2022, people born in 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, and 1938 were also born in the year of the Tiger.

A one-ounce coin is minted in limited quantities

Chinese astrology has also inspired the world-famous collection of Lunar gold coins, which has reached the end of the III series. Series III was produced from 2020 onwards.

However, the minting of the Lunar I series gold coins began as early as 1996, and each year the coins depict an animal corresponding to the Chinese calendar. Lunar series coins are quite rare due to their limited circulation and changing design. The Year of the Tiger coin has only been produced twice, in 1998 and 2010. The most popular coin in the series is the one-ounce gold coin, which is only minted up to 30,000 pieces a year. This results in the coin having a significant mark-up on the secondary market. Gold coins are produced at Australia’s most famous mint, the Perth Mint refinery.

Perth Mint coins are known for their outstanding quality. As a rule, the coins for the following calendar year will be ready by September of the previous year and will reach the market by the beginning of October. The gold coin is made of the purest gold and is minted using a special technique that ensures the top quality of the coin, exceptionally beautiful shiny and matte surfaces and extremely detailed designs. Additionally, Tiger Year gold coins are available in smaller sizes.

These 1-ounce Lunar series coins are great purchases because of their value, and their size makes them suitable as gifts. Furthermore, the limited production and beautiful design heavily interest the collectors. Find yours from here!

Gold price (XAU-GBP)
GBP/oz1 477,45
  
+ GBP4,17
Silver price (XAG-GBP)
GBP/oz16,11
  
- GBP0,22

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