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Why order this Lunar 2019 £2 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Year of the Pig?
This Silver Year of the Pig gives you the opportunity to start or grow your collection of British lunar coins. Lunar series have become extremely popular in recent years, so this issue is sure to attract attention. The Shengxiao Collection, as the series is known, started in the seventh year of this lunar cycle, which lasts twelve years. This is the sixth coin in the series. Struck from .999 fine silver at the British Royal Mint, this coin is part of a mintage of 138,888 pieces. The eights reference the status of the number eight as lucky in Chinese culture. Your coin will arrive in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Powerful Sow Design by Harry Brockway
Jody Clark's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, which debuted on British coinage in 2016, serves as the obverse design. Clark shows the monarch wearing the same diadem that she traditionally wears to the State Opening of Parliament. Her name, "ELIZABETH II," joins "D G REG F D," (by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith) and the coin's face value, "2 POUNDS," on the rim.
A sow features at the center of Harry Brockway's reverse design. She lies on the ground as she suckles her young. A traditional country home stands near some trees in an artistic rendering of a countryside scene inn the background. Inscriptions at the top read, "YEAR OF THE PIG," "2019," and "1 OZ FINE SILVER 999." The Chinese character for "pig" is included in the lower left.
Don't miss your chance to own this 1 oz Silver 2019 £2 Great Britain Lunar Year of the Pig.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Legal Tender:||Great Britain|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Family of Pigs|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Jody Clark|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Harry Brockway|
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.