The 2019 Year of the Pig marks the final release of the Lunar Series II collection from the Perth Mint. The Chinese Lunar Calendar follows a 12-year cycle that starts with the Year of the Rat and concludes with the Year of the Pig, making the Perth series a very accurate one as it started and concluded with those exact designs. Today, 2019 1 oz Silver Australian Pig Gilded Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of the Perth Mint clamshell with a Certificate of Authenticity included!
- Twelfth coin design in the Lunar Series II collection!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- The face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse of the coin.
- The Year of the Pig design is found on the reverse of the coin.
- Gilded layer of 24-karat gold!
A gilded silver coin offers the perfect combination of silver and gold on a singular coin. The coins feature .9999 fine silver content with a small layer of 24-karat gold applied to one or more of the design elements. In this case, the gilded layer is applied only to the female pig found on the reverse side of the coin.
All 2019 1 oz Silver Australian Pig Gilded Coins are available to you inside of the iconic red-and-black clamshell of the Perth Mint. Included with the purchase of each coin is a Certificate of Authenticity that includes a unique number. The gilded coins have a thin layer of 24-karat gold that does not alter the metallic value of the coins, but rather presents a stunning contrast between the two metals.
On the obverse of 2019 Silver Australian Pig Coins is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is featured here in right-profile relief in a fourth-generation design that has featured on Royal Mint and Perth Mint coinage since 1998. It was designed for the Royal Mint of England by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The reverse of 2019 Silver Australian Pig Gilded Coins includes the unique Year of the Pig design. This imagery includes a female pig with her four little piglets. The application of the 24-karat gold layer is found only on the sow in this design and not on the little piglets of the design.
The Perth Mint is Australia’s oldest operating mint and is located in the city of Perth in the state of Western Australia. The mint is unique in the fact that it applies its own gilded layers to coins, a process other major mints may not undertake directly.
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