The Singapore Mint presents the 2022 Macau Lunar Tiger Coins issued by the Monetary Authority of Macau. The 2022 Macau Lunar Tiger Coins are the 3rd issue of the new Macau Lunar Coin Series (2020-2031). The Singapore Mint is appointed as the official mint and exclusive international sales agent responsible for the production and international marketing of this series. This exclusive coin series exemplifies the success of the previous 3rd lunar series (2008-2019), which had clinched numerous international awards, including the “Vicenza Palladio” international prizes and the Mint Directors’ Conference “Most Beautiful Commemorative Gold Coin” awards.
The 2022 Macau Lunar Tiger Coin design reflects the unique blend of Macau’s Chinese and Portuguese culture through tasteful design elements. In addition, the cutting-edge minting techniques adopted is a reflection of The Singapore Mint’s capabilities in design creativity, matched by skillful craftsmanship and innovative minting techniques.
The obverse design of the coin features a mighty tiger, majestically portrayed with a vibrant display of orange colored Portuguese-inspired patterned tiles. Embellishing the background are lotuses, the city flower of Macau, adding to the intricacy of the coin design. The accompanying text are also thoughtfully arranged to resemble the map of the Macau Peninsula.
The reverse design features the St Lawrence’s Church, located within the historic center of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The reverse design is engraved using in the latest high relief minting technique, with an artistic presentation from a low angle perspective. The angular high relief minting of the church immerses collectors, revealing the majestic sight of the St Lawrence’s Church as one takes the iconic stairs leading towards the main entrance. Three coin types are available, in 1 oz 999 Fine Silver, 5 oz 999 Fine Silver, and 1/2 oz 999.9 Fine Gold. The 5 oz silver coins are each embedded with a sparkling Swarovski crystal, and the gold coins are each embellished with an exquisite gold Swarovski ring, creating a dazzling collection.
The Monetary Authority of Macau is the exclusive distributor in Macau, and there is limited coin allocation for international market distribution outside Macau. Issuance of the coins will commence from December 2021.
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