Australian Opal Lunar Series

2022 Year of the Tiger

1oz Silver Proof Coin

With its creative use of opal in the shape of a tiger, this pure silver coin is an outstanding keepsake for those celebrating the 2022 Chinese New Year and everyone born under the influence of the third animal of the ancient lunar calendar.

Key features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • Authentic Australian opal
  • Australian legal tender
  • Previous releases sold out

Product Information:

  • Item SKU: 22J26AAA 
  • Barcode: 9327025045856
  • Release Date: January 2022

Incredible opal tiger

Australia supplies the overwhelming majority of the world’s opal, a colourful mineral-like material that has proved extremely popular as in insert in several Perth Mint collectables. With previous coins in the Opal Lunar series sold out, expectations are high that this year’s tiger design will be particularly sought after.

Opal design

The coin incorporates authentic Australian opal in its stunning tiger-shaped centrepiece. Including the Chinese character for ‘tiger’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the coin’s outer ring features intricate patterning and stylised depictions of cineraria flowers – considered lucky for those born in the Year of the Tiger.

Presentation packaging

Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, the coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid that comes in an illustrated shipper.



Year Date 2022
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 1.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1.00
Minimum Gross Weight (g)


Maximum Diameter (mm) 36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.95
Finish Proof
Mintage 5,000
Legal Tender Australia
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Jennifer McKenna

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