2019 10oz Lunar Pig Silver Coin

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Queensland Mint is proud to present the 2019 10oz Australian Lunar Series Pig Silver 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.

Coin​ Highlights:

  • Contains 10oz 999 Fine Silver
  • Australian Legal Tender with government backed purity guarantee and face value of $10
  • Protective plastic capsule
Reverse depicts a pig mother with her piglets. 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 Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date, and the monetary denomination are shown.

Condition: New Direct from Mint

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Products specifications

Metal Silver
Purity 999
Weight 10oz
Mint Perth Mint
Type Coin
Variant Pig
Series Lunar Series
Condition New Direct from Mint
Year 2019
Denomination $10
Packaging Capsule
Superfund Approved No
Origin Australian
Theme Fauna
Monarch Elizabeth II