The Lunar Series I coin program from the Perth Mint concluded in 2007 with the Year of the Pig coin. This coin marked the end of one of the Mint’s most popular coin series, and still attracts the attention of investors and collectors. The 2007 1 oz Gold Australian Pig Coin is currently available from Silver.com.
- Low mintage of just 18,149 coins!
- Consists of 1 ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Bears a face value of $100 (AUD) and is backed by the Australian government.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Final Coin in Lunar Series I.
- Ships to you in a plastic capsule.
- Approved for inclusion in Precious Metal IRA accounts.
China’s Lunar Calendar features 12 animals representing a different birth year. Those born under the sign of a particular animal are said to have certain characteristics and traits associated with their year of birth. The Lunar Series I coin program started with the Year of the Mouse coin in 1996, and concluded 12 years later with this coin.
On the reverse side of each coin is the depiction of a young pig. It is featured standing in a field of mud. The image is surrounded by the engraving of the year of minting on its left, the Mandarin Chinese symbol for pig on the right, and the weight, purity, and metal content along the bottom.
The obverse side is graced by the image of England’s Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s right-profile portrait was created by Ian Rank-Broadley and is used on all official Australian currency and commemorative coins. The engravings “Elizabeth II,” “Australia,” and “100 Dollars” are included on this side of the coin.
Under British rule, the Royal Mint established three facilities in Australia during the 19th century. Of those three, only the Perth Mint survives today. It is a state-owned entity of the government of Western Australia. While it does not produce official currency, under Australian law many of its coins are considered legal tender.
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