The Five Dollar Domed coin celebrates the 2022 Year of the Tiger in the Chinese Lunar calendar, featuring a magnificent obverse design of the twelve-year lunar calendar wheel.
The Tiger is the third sign of the twelve-year lunar calendar; this reflects the traditional story of how the Jade Emperor had the twelve animals of the zodiac race across a river to decide what order they would go in.
The confident tiger was a likely contender to win but kept getting swept downstream by the strong currents. Showing the determination and strength synonymous with those born under the sign, the Tiger finally made it to shore after the Rat and the Ox.
The coin's design features the Tiger standing on a rocky outcrop, surrounded by pine branches that represent the strength of the original 'charmer'. The obverse bears the lunar calendar wheel, rotated so that the Tiger is shown at the top.
The coin is presented in a display case with a red outer box.
Comes with a certificate of Authenticity.