1oz Gold Lunar Coins 1996 to 2019
Chinese New Year is the longest and most important holiday in the Chinese Lunar calendar.
According to Chinese mythology, the order and selection of the animals in the zodiac calendar was originally decided by a race organized by the Jade Emperor. The race was a challenging one with the main obstacle being crossing a turbulent river.
One of the animals to participate in the race was the rat. The rat was very cunning and to ensure he would be the winner, he made plans to cross the river by riding on the ox’s back, then jump off just before the finish line in first place. The rat’s plan worked and he finished first followed by the ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and finally, the pig. The order that the animals finished the race determined their order in the zodiac calendar.
Each year, various mints and refiners celebrate the Lunar New Year by releasing bullion coins featuring lunar animal designs. Each lunar zodiac animal is said to influence the personality and fortune of the people born under its year. At KJC we currently stock 1oz lunar coins from The Perth Mint, The Royal Mint and PAMP Suisse.
In particular, The Perth Mint Lunar Series is extremely popular worldwide with the 1oz coins having a strict worldwide limit of just 30,000 coins. Due to their extreme popularity they sell out almost instantly, giving them collector appeal. To meet our client demands, KJC always tries to carry a range of current and back issue stock of this coin series.
If you’re a new investor or looking to add gold bullion to your portfolio, 1oz gold coins are a great place to start. Because of their size, demand and tradability, 1oz gold coins are some of our most popular product at KJC.