For those who regularly buy silver from the Perth Mint, the Lunar Series II bullion coins need no introduction. If you’re not familiar with the collectible range of coins from the Perth Mint’s coveted lunar-themed series, you might not realize just how many options are out there to purchase. The high-relief proof silver coin is an annual option for collectors. Today, 2019 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Pig Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a Perth Mint classic clamshell with a Certificate of Authenticity included!
- Twelfth issue of the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II collection!
- Mintage limited to 7,500 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- The face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Queen Elizabeth II is visible on the obverse of the coin.
- A sow and her piglets are depicted on the reverse of the coin.
The 2019 Year of the Pig coins from the Perth Mint mark the end of the beloved Lunar Series II Collection. Launched in 2008 following the conclusion of the first Lunar Series in 2007, the program includes 12 distinct designs for the silver and gold coins. The Perth Mint program followed the exact cycle of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, which begins with the Year of the Rat and concludes with the Year of the Pig.
All 2019 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Pig Coins in this listing are beautiful high-relief specimens. Struck on special, thicker blanks, the high relief coins are struck in a slow process that includes intense pressure to create concave surfaces on the obverse and reverse which allow the designs to emerge more from the surface areas of the coin.
These coins are available in the classic red clamshell of the Perth Mint and include a Certificate of Authenticity with purchase. Additionally, the Perth Mint houses the clamshells inside of a Lunar Series II Year of the Pig shipper.
On the obverse of 2019 Proof Silver Australian Pig High Relief Coins is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is depicted in right-profile relief in a design dating to 1998. This is the fourth design to appear on British coinage and the fifth one used on Australian coinage since 1952.
The reverse side of 2019 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Pig High Relief Coins, you’ll find the unique Year of the Pig silver design. You’ll notice a mother pig with her four little piglets surrounding her at her feet.
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