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2022 Year of the Tiger Gold Plated Medallion

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To Chinese, the year of their birth is significant in shaping the trajectory of their lives. Tigers are brave, charming and adventurous. They love a challenge, to lead and to keep active. In a nutshell, they are dynamic. Yet for every yin there is a yang. The Tiger’s wild spirit means they can be unpredictable, brash and impulsive. They are quickly irritated, can be overindulgent and encounter bad luck around the colour brown 


  • 1oz silver medallion with selective gold plating 
  • Minted from 0.999 silver 
  • Only 999 available worldwide 
  • A great gift for someone born in the Year of the Tiger. 


Featuring a tiger watching over a baby, the design of this medallion is inspired by Chinese nianhua posters. They are traditionally used to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. The style of the posters can be dated back to the woodblock printing method made popular during the Ming Dynasty. Typical subjects included immortal gods, mythical stories and rotund babies. By establishing a connection to this tradition, the stamps aim to help connect Chinese New Zealanders with the cultural practices of mainland China.

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Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.999 silver with gold plating
Weight: 1oz
Diameter: 40mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: NZ Post obverse
Reverse design: Tiger and babies
Designed by: Ying-Min Chu, Wellington, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 999
Mint: Sunshine Mint International Ltd