Queensland Mint is proud to present the 2019 1/2 oz Australian Lunar Series Pig Gold Brilliant Uncirculated Coin from The Perth Mint.
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.
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.
- Contains 1/2 oz 9999 Fine Gold
- Australian Legal Tender with government backed purity guarantee and face value of $50
- Protective plastic capsule
- Limited Mintage of 5,000
Reverse depicts a representation of an adult pig standing proud, amid stylised rocks and foliage including a peony flowe. The Chinese character for ‘pig’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Pig’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2019 year-date, and the monetary denomination are shown.
Condition: Brilliant Uncirculated
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