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Why Add This PF70 UC FR 2019 Australia 1/10 oz. Year of the Pig Lunar Gold Proof to Your Collection?
Australia's well-known Lunar Series II is coming to its scheduled conclusion in 2019. The final design in the series is the Year of the Pig. The Perth Mint struck the gold proof offered here. It weighs 1/10 troy oz. and is made of .9999 fine gold.
Stunning Year of the Pig Design
The finely detailed portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse is the work of Ian Rank-Broadley. This effigy has appeared on quite a number of coins since its creation.
The reverse features an impressively detailed depiction of a pig. The pig looks quite peaceful as it lifts its head up. A small branch and the Chinese character for pig are just above it.
PF70 UC FR from NGC
To have this proof graded and encapsulated, it was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. It was assigned the grade of Proof 70 and the Ultra Cameo designation. These indicate this specimen is free of imperfections and it has great visual contrast. It has also been received by NGC within 30 days of release, meaning that it has qualified for the coveted First Releases designation, which has been noted on the holder.
Order while you have the chance, this NGC PF70 UC FR 2019 Australia 1/10 oz. Year of the Pig Lunar gold proof could be yours.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Release Type:||First Releases|
|Display Weight:||1/10 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||3.1104 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.1 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Pig Among Rocks and Foliage|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Ian Rank-Broadley|
While the official Year of the Rat does not start until January of 2020, the Perth Mint is already kicking off their Lunar Series III with the first coins of the new cycle, featuring the clever, rat.
February 5, 2019 marks the Chinese New Year and also the start of the Year of the Pig. A variety of different Lunar-themed pieces have been issued by the world’s mints, including both bullion and commemorative coins in silver, gold, and other metals.