This coin portray a lovely little pig sitting on a golden sack filled with precious goods eastern symbol of prosperity. This silver commemorative coin will be a perfect gift for people born in the Year of the Pig. But not only for them! In 2019, the heavenly branch of the Year of the Pig is Earth, and its lucky color is golden and shades of yellow. In Chinese mythology the Pig is a symbol of prosperity and wealth. Therefore money boxes are so oen shaped like a pig. Number seven stands for perfection, prosperity and harmony. Seven gold Chinese coins will bring you good luck during the whole Year of the Pig!
The Pig (豬) is the twelfth and the last sign of the Earthly Branches. In the continuous Sexagenary cycle, every twelfth year corresponds to Hai, and is commonly called “the Year of the Pig” (豬年). There are five types of Pigs, named after the Chinese elements. In order, they are: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth. In the Japanese zodiac and Tibetan zodiac, the Pig is replaced by the boar which is technically a pig. In the Dai zodiac, the Pig is replaced by the elephant. In the Gurung zodiac, the Pig is replaced by the deer, no close relation to a pig.
The reverse of the coin shows a lovely little pig sitting on a golden sack. The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “NIUE ISLAND” – the issuing country, “2019” – the year of issue and “1 DOLLAR” – Dei Gratia Regina.
|Diameter||38.61 mm mm|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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