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Royal Australian Mint Lunar 1/2 oz Gold Coin Random Year, Varied Design, In Capsule

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The Royal Australian Mint is the official sovereign mint of Australia. Responsible for coining official circulation currency, the Royal Australian Mint also handles the production of bullion and commemorative coinage as well. Among its many options are the coins of the Lunar New Year Series. Today, you have the chance to purchase random Royal Australian Mint Lunar 1/2 oz Gold Coins online at Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with an individual protective plastic capsule!
  • Comes with random dates and designs!
  • Limited mintages!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
  • The face value of $50 (AUD) is backed by Australia.
  • On the obverse is a bust of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The reverse field features varying lunar animal images.
  • Please note that you may receive coins with the same designs and dates when buying more than one.

The lunar collection from the Royal Australian Mint is known as the Lunar New Year Series. The collection features silver and gold coins in both Brilliant Uncirculated and Proof options, with designs changing for each date mark to align with the animal represented that year on the Chinese Lunar Calendar.


On the obverse side of Royal Australian Mint Lunar 1/2 oz Gold Coins, you will find a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The effigy of Her Majesty varies between one of two designs. Coins issued by the mint between 1999 and 2019 feature the Ian Rank-Broadley bust of the Queen that was created in 1998. Coins produced from 2020 onward bears the 2015 effigy of the Queen created by Jody Clark.


The reverse face of the Royal Australian Mint Lunar 1/2 oz Gold Coin includes varying images of the lunar animals from the Zodiac. The Zodiac has a 12-year cycle that starts with the Year of the Mouse and concludes with the Year of the Pig, with the cycle restarting on the mouse after the final year in the cycle.


The Royal Australian Mint was founded in 1965 with the passage of the Currency Act of 1965. The act established the new Royal Australian Mint as the official sovereign mint of the nation to be built in the federal capital city of Canberra.


Your Royal Australian Mint Lunar 1/2 oz Gold Coin is available to purchase with an individual protective plastic capsule. The coins are available from random dates and boast varied designs dependent upon the date mark. Please note that Provident Metals selects your coins at random once your payment has cleared. If you buy more than one coin, it is possible that you will receive coins with the same designs and dates.

Please dont hesitate to reach out to Provident Metals with your questions. Our team is available on the phone at 800-313-3315, online through our live chat, and via our email address.

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Product Details

Year Random
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Royal Australian Mint
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $50 AUD
Country Australia
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series RAM Lunar
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Metal Content .5 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 1.2 x 1.2 x 0.3
Thickness Varies
Diameter Varies
Provident ID 3770925