The featured design of the Year of the Tiger silver coins received its inspiration from the Chinese Lunar Calendar that you may or may not find familiarity with. For centuries, the Chinese have relied on their Lunar Calendar in addition to the traditional Gregorian calendar.
The difference is that the Lunar Calendar is based on astronomical calculations and is used to predict everything from personality traits to the sex of a baby when it’s born. As the first lunar month of the calendar, the Tiger represents the element Wood.
Birth Years of the Tiger include: February 13, 1926 – February 1, 1927; January 31, 1938 – February 18, 1939; February 17, 1950 – February 5, 1951; February 5, 1962 – January 24, 1963; January 23, 1974 – February 10, 1975; February 9, 1986 – January 28, 1987; January 28, 1998 – February 15, 1999; February 14, 2010 – February 2, 2011.
Future Tiger birth years have been predicted to include February 1, 2022 – January 21, 2023; and February 19, 2034 – February 7, 2035. Persons born during the Tiger year are said to have the following personality traits: confidence, independence, receptive and open, adventurous, and brave.
The lucky colors of the Tiger are orange, blue, grey, and white. The Tiger’s lucky numbers are believed to be 1, 3 and 4 with the numbers 6, 7 and 8 to avoid. If you’re a Tiger birth year, your luck flower is Cineraria.
The Tiger coin’s obverse design features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, designed by renowned artist Ian Rank-Broadley. Also included on the obverse side of the coin is the coin’s face value of 50 Cents, 1 Dollar, or 30 Dollars and the year it was issued – 2010.
The reverse design of the Tiger coin features a fierce tiger, laying in a field beneath a tree as it looks off into the horizon. The bottom of the coin features the inscription “Year of the Tiger” and near the top of the coin, next to the Tiger’s face is the Chinese character symbol for “Tiger.” The “P” symbolizing Perth Mint is also located on this side of the coin.
Gifting the Tiger
The Tiger pure silver coin makes a wonderful gift to give when gifting someone you care about born during the Year of the Tiger. It’s also a great gift to give anyone you know that avidly collects minted coins. If you know someone with an Australian Lunar Series collection, ask them if they have the 2010 Year of the Tiger coin.