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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Year of the Pig Lunar Series II 1 Kilo Silver Gemstone Coin

This year’s gemstone edition from the Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II depicts the pig, the 12th and final animal 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 sign of the pig tend to be honest, loyal, sincere and generous, with a calm temperament.

A superb gift or collectible, the coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1 kilo of 99.99% pure silver and features a spectacular golden citrine.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 500 of the 2019 Year of the Pig 1 Kilo Silver Gemstone Edition coin.

2019 Year of the Pig - Perth Mint

Design

Year of the Pig 2019 Perth Mint - ObverseThe reverse of the coin features a colored representation of a domesticated or pet pig, which are typically pink with black markings, along with four piglets, amid stylised foliage. The adult pig has a golden citrine gemstone set into its eye. 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 weight and fineness, and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.

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.

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:  30 Dollars (AUD)
Mint Mark:  P
Mintage:  500
Alloy:  .9999 Silver with gemstone
Weight:  1.0001 kg
Diameter:  100.60 mm
Thickness:  16.80 mm
Edge: Reeded
OBV Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
REV Designer Aleysha Howarth
Quality: Proof

 

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Perth Mint
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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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