The Lunar Series II collection from the Perth Mint has been in circulation since 2008 when it succeeded the concluding Lunar Series I from the mint. In 2019, the Lunar Series II reaches its own conclusion as the 12th design arrives with the Year of the Pig. The 2019 1 Kilo Silver Australian Pig Coin is currently available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of protective capsules!
- 12th coin release and final issue in the Lunar Series II collection!
- Unlimited mintage set for 1 Kilogram coins!
- Contains 1 Kilogram, or 32.15 Troy ounces, of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $30 (AUD) by Australia.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on the obverse.
- Year of the Pig design on the reverse.
The Lunar Series II collection is notable from the Perth Mint for its diversity and variety, as well as its limited run. The coins are only available with a particular design through one calendar year, and when the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac is complete, the series comes to an end. There is another notable feature of the 2019 Australian Pig coins.
The Perth Mint is adopting the fifth-generation effigy of Queen Elizabeth II from Jody Clark on its major bullion coins in 2019. However, the 2019 Australian Silver Pig and Gold Pig coins will continue with the use of Ian Rank-Broadley’s fourth-generation design in order to ensure continuity of design for all 12 coins in the Lunar Series II collection.
On the obverse is that fourth-generation design from Ian Rank-Broadley. Her Majesty’s effigy as featured here was created in 1998 and used on British coinage from 1998 to 2015. Commonwealth coins continued using the fourth-generation design, with Perth Mint adopting the new fifth-generation design starting with 2019 release. The portrait captures the Queen at age 70 and includes inscriptions of the year of issue, nation of issue, face value, weight, purity, and metal content.
The reverse of 2019 1 Kilo Silver Australian Pig Coins includes Ing Ing Jong’s concluding design for the series. The lead designer for Lunar Series II coins since 2013, Jong has worked at the Perth Mint since 2011 and creates separate images for the silver and gold bullion coins in the series.
These 2019 1 Kilo Silver Australian Pig Coins are available in protective capsules in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins have an unlimited mintage and the Perth Mint will coin them to meet demand through the end of 2019.
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