Perth Mint Coin Profiles - Australia 2019 Lunar Series II Year of the Pig 10 Kilo Silver Bullion Coin

This magnificent 10-kilo silver coin celebrates the Year of the Pig, one of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar.

The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be honest, loyal, sincere and generous, with a calm temperament.

A maximum of 100 10-kilo pig coins will be produced on a mint-to-order basis. Production will close at the end of 2019 when the coin’s mintage will be declared.

Meticulously struck from 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

Design

The reverse of each coin features a representation of a domesticated or pet pig , which are typically pink with black markings, along with four piglets, amid stylised foliage. The Chinese character for ‘pig’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Pig’ appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2019 year-date, the monetary denomination, and the weight and fineness are shown on the obverse of each coin.

Designer(s):

Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was chosen to appear on the coinage of the United Kingdom in 1998. His design began to appear on collector coins that year and became widespread starting in 1999 (View Designer’s Profile).

Since 2008, Perth Mint artist Aleysha Howarth has infused her personal sense of style and a love for nature into her coin designs. Alicia earned a degree in Graphic Design from the Central TAFE School of Art and Design. Her innovative colorized ballet coin series of 2011 earned her international acclaim. She was also the lead designer of the Perth Mint’s Opal coin series.

Presentation

The coin is presented in a protective acrylic capsule.

Coin Specifications:

Country: Australia
Year Of Issue: 2019
Denomination: 300 Dollars (AUD)
Mint Mark: P
Mintage: 100
Alloy: .9999 Silver
Weight: 10,001 g
Diameter: 221.00 mm
Thickness: 34.81 mm
OBV Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
REV Designer Aleysha Howarth

 

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