Lunar - 1 kilogram - Mixed years
- 1 kilogram pure silver
- 99,9% silver (999)
The Australian Lunar is issued annually by the Perth Mint and has a purity of 99,9%. It contains exactly 1 kilogram of pure silver, which makes it an interesting alternative for private customers who wish to buy 1 kilo of silver. Furthermore, the design that changes every year ads to the numismatic appeal of the coin.
Silver Australian Lunar
The silver Lunar is issued annually by the Perth Mint en was introduced in 2000.
Dimensions and thickness
Ø 100,20 mm // 14,60 mm
Purity and weight
The silver Vienna Philharmonic is 999/1.000 pure and weighs exactly 1 kilogram. Its purity and weight make it a proper bullion coin, acknowledged worldwide and easy to trade. Because silver coins are sold under the VAT margin regulation, the silver Lunar is an interesting alternative for private customers who wish to buy 1 kilo of silver since they needn't pay 21% VAT on the purchase of this coin.
Design of the silver Australian Lunar
The obverse shows the image of the animal of the Chinese zodiac that corresponds with the year of mintage. The Chinese calendar consists of 12 zodiacal signs: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat/ sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. In addition to that the design is adapted after every cycle. Mentioned on top of the coin you can find the Chinese character that corresponds with the zodiacal sign of that year. At the bottom you can see the inscription 'Year of the ...'.
The reverse shows the image of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the Commonwealth of Nations. Around her portrait you can find the inscription 'Queen Elizabeth II' on the left and 'Australia' on the right. At the bottom of the coin you can find the weight, the purity, the year of mintage and the face value, 30 dollars.
The Australian Lunar is packed seperately in a hard plastic coin holder.
Buying a silver Australian Lunar
Silver coins serve perfectly as a purchase of physical silver. Opposed to silver bars you needn't pay VAT because silver coins are traded under the VAT margin regulation. Bottom line that means that a trader of silver coins has to pay VAT but only on the profit he makes and not on the total revenue of the transaction. In other words, the VAT will not be charged directly to the customer but will be part of the premium you pay upon buying silver coins.
Even though all coins offered by Argentor are tested, they are never delivered with certificate as opposed to silver bars.
Selling a silver Australian Lunar
You can always turn to Argentor Essayeurs to sell your Australian Lunar coin(s). You can look up our buying prices on the following page.
|Pure weight||1000 Gram|
|Purity||999/1.000 - Fine Silver|
|Dimensions||100,60 mm x 14,60 mm|
|Packaging||The Australian Lunar is packed seperately in a hard plastic coin holder.|