These items are on a slight delay with availability expected in approx 1 week. Your entire order will ship upon their arrival (please note orders will only be dispatched when entire orders are fulfilled).
* Proof quality 99.99% pure gold
* Coloured Year of the Pig design
* Australian legal tender
* Limited mintage 3,000
* Presentation packaging
* Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
In 2019, The Perth Mints internationally renowned Australian Lunar Gold Coin Series II celebrates the Year of the Pig, the twelfth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. 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.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold, each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will release no more than 3,000 of the 2019 Year of the Pig 1oz Gold Proof Coloured Edition.
The reverse of the coin features a coloured representation of a domesticated or pet pig, which are typically pink with black markings, amid stylised rocks and foliage including a peony flower. The Chinese character for pig and the inscription Year of the Pig appear in the design with The Perth Mints 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 coins obverse.
Each coin is housed in an oval-shaped, glossy black and timber-inspired display case within a lunar-themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.