Queensland Mint is proud to offer the Australian 1/10th oz Gold $10 Year of the Pig Lunar Series Proof Coin (2007) no box from the Royal Australian Mint for purchase online.
Beginning in 1996 with Series I, the lunar series commemorates the Chinese Lunar New Year, exhibiting a newly designed coin in multiple sizes and metal types every year. The lunar series has emerged to become one of the most widely collectable series worldwide, known for the coins’ artistic designs, high quality, limited mintages and collectability. The program is currently onto its 3rd Series, with each series running for 12 years as per the Chinese zodiac calendar.
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. 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 0.10 troy ounce or 3.11 grams of pure 99.99% gold
- Ships with certificate of authenticity
The obverse depicts the traditional image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II along with the face value.
Reverse depicts an image of a stoic pig surrounded with swirling patterns.
Unlimited mintage of Australian 1/10th oz Gold $10 Year of the Pig Lunar Series Proof Coin 2007 (no box) will be issued.
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.
Condition: Please note that the outer box is missing.
Buy the popular and highly collectible 2007 Australian 1/10th oz Gold $10 Year of the Pig Lunar Series Proof Coin today from your local gold and silver bullion dealer – Queensland Mint!