In 2019, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II celebrates the Year of the Pig, the twelfth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is dedicated to those born under the Chinese lunar year of the Pig. The coin has a lovely design, has a wonderful details, in Proof quality.
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 beautiful image of a lovely Pig and piglets on the grass. On top of the reverse, the inscription: “豬” – Pig in Chinese character. On the bottom, the inscription: “YEAR OF THE PIG” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “AUSTRALIA” – the issuing country, “1 DOLLAR” – the face value, “2019” – the year of issue and “1 oz 9999 Ag” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver.
|Weight (g)||31.1 (1 oz)|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|