2019 is the year of the pig, the twelfth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
People born in the Year of the Pig are associated with demureness and wealth. They have a strong sense of justice, and are serious in their endeavours in life. Also, they are kind and generous to others and are very highly regarded by people around them. The pig is also a symbol of good fortune and wealth in the Chinese Culture.
With a mintage of 300,000 silver coins and 30,000 gold coins, the 1oz denominated coins have all been sold out in the past 11 years of the series.
The Chinese Lunar Series from the Perth Mint has proven to be one of the most celebrated and popular coin series produced. Each coin comes packaged in its original state by Perth Mint in a strong fitted plastic coin capsule.
Specimen Quality 9999 Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 9999 pure silver in specimen quality.
Lunar Pig Design
2019’s Lunar Pig Silver Coin design features a happy Mother Pig and her 4 adorable piglets grazing on grasslands.
The Mandarin character for Pig (猪) and the inscription ‘Year of the Pig’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
The obverse side of the coin features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley in the center of the coin. In the circular border of the coin, the words “Elizabeth II and Australia” is highlighted.
At the bottom of the coin, the legal tender value of the 1/2 troy oz silver coin is indicated, which is 50 Australian cent, together with the year of the mintage, 2019, and the purity and weight of the coin, 1/2 oz, and 9999 silver
Australian Legal Tender
The coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The coin’s obverse bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse, and the monetary denomination.