The Lunar Series II collection from the Perth Mint includes 12 designs in total and was launched back in 2008. The Lunar Series II collection was the follow up to the Lunar Series that ran from 1996 to 2007, and features a series of brand-new designs. The Year of the Pig concludes the latest collection with a beautiful design. Today, 2019 1/10 oz Gold Australian Pig Coin is available to you at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of protective capsules or rolls of 20 coins!
- 12th design and final coin in the Lunar Series II collection!
- Mintage of the 1/10 oz coins is unlimited!
- Consists of One-Tenth Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- The face value of $15 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Queen Elizabeth II is visible on the coin’s obverse.
- A new Year of the Pig design features on the coin’s reverse.
In 2019, the Perth Mint is transitioning its major bullion coin programs to the latest-generation effigy from Jody Clark. Queen Elizabeth II’s new right-profile portrait is visible on other major bullion coins from the Perth Mint, but the Lunar Series II collection will conclude in 2019 with the fourth-generation design for continuity.
All 2019 1/10 oz Gold Australian Pig Coins from the Perth Mint come with a protective plastic capsule or inside of sealed rolls of 20 coins in total. The 1/10 oz Gold Australian Pig is among the smallest weights in the series, with other options including 1 oz gold, 10 oz gold, and 1 Kilogram gold coins.
On the obverse side of these 2019 1/10 oz Gold Australian Pig Coins is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty features in right-profile relief in this 1998 design. In use on British coins from 1998 to 2015, the design remains on the Lunar Series II collection in 2019 to ensure all coins in the series have the same obverse. The other major bullion coins in 2019 have the new fifth-generation effigy.
The reverse of 2019 1/10 oz Gold Australian Pig Coins includes a new design from Ing Ing Jong. Different from the one used on the 2019 Silver Australian Pig Coins, this image depicts a single, adult pig standing with its snout and head lifted upward, and its ears perked up.
The Perth Mint was founded in 1899 as the third and final facility in the Royal Mint of England system in Australia. The collection of Lunar Series II 1/10 oz coins comes from Perth Mint with an unlimited mintage, indicating the mint will coin the Gold Australian Pig in this weight to meet demand through the end of 2019.
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