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Why Purchase This GEM 2019-P Australia 1/2 oz. Year of the Pig Lunar Silver Proof?
Coins with a Lunar theme are a hit with collectors around the world. The proof shown here was issued by Australia as a part of Lunar Series II, it was struck by the Perth Mint. It's made of .9999 fine silver and weighs 1/2 troy oz.
Highly Detailed Year of the Pig
If you're looking for the date or silver content, these are inscribed on the obverse. This side of the coin displays a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This effigy was created by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The Year of the Pig design is located on the reverse. A large adult pig is pictured at the center of the design. This design also displays 4 piglets and the Chinese character for pig.
GEM Proof Condition
This Year of the Pig silver coin has not been submitted to a third-party service for grading. It's still in GEM Proof condition, which is the same condition it was in when it left the Mint.
This GEM 2019-P Australia Year of the Pig 1/2 oz. Lunar silver proof could be a part of your collection, order today.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Display Weight:||1/2 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||15.5517 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.5 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Domesticated Pig with Four Piglets|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Ian Rank-Broadley|
2019 was an exciting year for numismatics. The United States Mint introduced a number of "first-evers" including unprecedented collaborations with other renowned mints, a number of historic releases from the West Point Mint Branch, and the lowest mintage Silver Eagle to date! While Mints around the world commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and the Lunar Year of the Pig with stunning coin releases.
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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.