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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Opal Lunar Series Year of the Pig 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Perth Mint - Opal Year of the Pig $1 Silver Coin

This beautiful coin features the lunar pig set in stunning Australian opal. This is an exceptional addition to the 2019 lunar coins and would make a wonderful gift for those born in the Year of the Pig.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Australian Opal Lunar Series – Year of the Pig 2019 1oz Silver Proof Coin.

Design

The coin’s reverse incorporates an inner panel design of a pig detailed in pure Australian opal. The outer panel of the coin includes intricate patterning with depictions of stylised flowers, grapes and other foliage. The design also includes the inscription YEAR OF THE PIG, the Chinese character for ‘pig’, the 2019 year-date, the weight and fineness, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

The coin’s obverse depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

Designer(s):

Designer and engraver Jody Clark joined the Royal Mint in 2012. His portrait of Queen Elizabeth II became the fifth official portrait in 2015 (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.

Coin Specifications:

Country:  Australia
Year Of Issue:  2019
Denomination:  1 Dollar (AUD)
Mint Mark:  P
Mintage:  5,000
Alloy:  .9999 Silver
Weight:  31.107 g
Diameter:  36.60 mm
Thickness:  3.95 mm
OBV Designer Jody Clark
REV Designer Aleysha Howarth
Quality: Proof

 

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Perth Mint
Perth Minthttps://www.perthmint.com/
The Perth Mint is Australia’s largest and most highly accredited precious metals enterprise. Through its integrated operations and trusted products and services, it develops markets and creates demand for Australian precious metals the world over. Operating the largest refinery and the only facility in Australia accredited for gold and silver by the London Bullion Market Association, the Mint holds endorsements by commodity trading centres in London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai. The Perth Mint exports in excess of USD14 billion worth of bullion bars and coins to institutional and private investors in more than 130 countries each year and issues an array of legal tender commemoratives for collectors. Offering the world’s only government guaranteed precious metals investment and storage program, the Mint also manages approximately USD3 billion worth of metal held on behalf of some 40,000 clients. Still operating in its original premises, founded in 1899, The Perth Mint is also a premier tourist destination and home to the Guinness Book of Records certified largest coin in the world – the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, worth more than USD 40 million.

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