Queensland Mint is proud to present the 2019 1/2 oz 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.
- Contains 1/2 oz 999 Fine Silver
- Australian Legal Tender with government backed purity guarantee and face value of $0.50
- Protective acrylic capsule
- Mintage 300,000
Reverse: Features a representation of a domesticated or pet pig along with four piglets amid stylised foliage.
Obverse: Each coin’s obverse depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The monetary denomination, weight and purity are also shown on the obverse of each coin.
- Coins are issued as Brilliant Uncirculated
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