The Perth Mint captured the attention of investors and collectors over the last two decades with its Lunar Series coins. A pioneering mint in the production of lunar-themed coins, others mints have followed in the footsteps of Perth Mint in designing beautiful coins in this realm. Nothing is like the original though, and the latest collection comes to an end in 2019 with the Year of the Pig. The 2019 2 oz Gold Australian Pig Coin is currently available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of protective capsules!
- 12th animal in the series and final design of the Lunar Series II collection!
- Unlimited mintage figure issued for 2 oz coins!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $200 (AUD) by Australia.
- Queen Elizabeth II features on the coin’s obverse.
- Year of the Pig design on the coin’s reverse.
In 1996, the Perth Mint debuted the first major lunar-themed collection of coins in the world. Known simply as the Lunar Series, it launched with the Year of the Rat and ran for 12 years to cover all 12 animals in the Zodiac. Concluding in 2007, the Perth Mint’s original series was immediately succeeded by the Lunar Series II collection.
The Lunar Series II collection was bigger and better than the original in many ways. The coins are available in the same order, from Year of the Rat in 2008 to the concluding Year of the Pig in 2019. The gold and silver coins have more options and enhanced designs. The 2019 Gold Australian Pig lineup includes a total of eight coins to choose from, with these 2 oz coins among the largest. The only bigger coins in the gold bullion range are the 1 Kilo and 10 oz coins.
On the obverse of 2019 Gold Australian Pig Coins is Queen Elizabeth II. This is the same fourth-generation portrait used on all other Lunar Series II coins as created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley. The reverse face of 2019 2 oz Gold Australian Pig Coins comes with a new Year of the Pig image from Ing Ing Jong. Included inscriptions read “Year of the Pig” and the Chinese symbol for pig.
These 2019 2 oz Gold Australian Pig coins are available to you inside of protective capsules in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The Perth Mint has an unlimited mintage for these coins and plans to strike them to meet demand through the end of 2019 only.
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