The Perth Mint's Lunar Zodiac Series II coins are huge! At more than 45 mm in diameter, they are nearly 2 inches across! This beauty is made all the more desirable by the Mint's execution of this intriguing animal motif in pure silver!
The Perth Mint refers to this as their specimen finish. It's much nicer than an ordinary coin - the mirrored design is highlighted on frosted, matte fields (or background). We would therefore refer to this as a "Reverse Proof" or "Reverse Proof-Like" finish.
Between the size and beauty of the finish, we think you'll be impressed with these affordable, pure silver dollar! The specimen finish or reverse proof silver dollars sell out quickly every year - we urge immediate action! The Year of the Pig. Those born in the years 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, and 2019 celebrate the Year of the Pig. According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Pig are said to exhibit that animals attributes.
At first glance the personality of the pig might appear unrefined, but scratch the surface and you'll find a heart of gold. Pig people are honest, loyal, sincere and generous, with a calm temperament. A person born in the Year of the Pig is one of the most kind and loyal friends you could ever hope for. You can turn to this friend when things get tough. Eternally helpful, the Pig is an excellent listener and with take up your cause with incredible resolve.
Even if you're in the wrong, he won't have the heart to tell you. After all, the peace-loving pig hates a quarrel! The Year of the Pig is the twelfth and final annual release in the Lunar Zodiac Series II from Australia, making this collection possible!
Each coin depicts a different animal of the Chinese lunar zodiac. The Chinese character for each animal is indicated, while the Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed near the rim. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity.The legend ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear. Each coin in encapsulated in its original capsule, as issued by the Perth Mint. 373.284 g (12 x 31.107 g). 45.60 mm nearly 2 inches! Reverse Proof (Specimen or Bullion).
Perth Mint engravers (obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse). The item "Australia 2008-2019 Perth Mint Complete 12-Coin Lunar II Series 1 Oz Silver Set" is in sale since Sunday, September 2, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Commemorative". The seller is "talismancoins" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.