Queensland Mint proudly presents the 1oz Lunar Pig Silver Coin (2019) from the Australian Lunar Series II by the Perth Mint.
This is the 12th coin in a set of 12. The Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II from the Perth Mint began with the Year of the Mouse (2008), with one coin being released each year.
Reputedly the oldest chronological record in history, the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar dates back beyond 2,600 BC. Based on the appearance of the new moon, it associates a different animal with each year in the 12-year lunar cycle.
Traditionally, the first year of the lunar cycle is ‘ruled’ by the mouse. According to legend, the order of the animals in Chinese astrology was determined by their race across a river. Unknown to the ox, the mouse hitched a ride on its back, leaping to victory at the very last second. The tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig followed the quick-thinking mouse and the flabbergasted ox to dry land.
• Contains 1 troy ounce or 31.1 grams of pure 99.99% silver
• 12th and final coin of Series II of the collectible Perth Mint Lunar series
• Face value backed by Australian government
• Coins ship in protective acrylic capsules, while multiples of 20 typically ship in sealed rolls
• Reverse features a mother pig and her 4 piglets surrounded by shrubbery
• Observe features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
In Chinese culture, each animal is believed to influence the personality of the people born under its ‘rule’. The pig is the last sign of the Chinese zodiac. The pig is a symbol of independence and curiosity and those born under the influence of the sign are said to be elegant, charming, artistic, gifted and calm. People born in the Year of the pig enjoy life. They love entertainment and will occasionally treat themselves. They are a bit materialistic, but this is motivation for them to work hard. Being able to hold solid objects in their hands gives them security.
They are energetic and are always enthusiastic, even for boring jobs. If given the chance, they will take positions of power and status. They believe that only those people have the right to speak, and that’s what they want.
Recent years of the Pig are: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
Struck from 999 pure silver, these Australian legal tender coins would make an ideal gift for parents who had a child born during the period 5 February 2019 to 24 January 2020.
Buy the popular and highly collectible 1oz Lunar pig Silver Coin today from your local gold and silver bullion dealer – Queensland Mint!