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2019 Australian Lunar Year of the Pig 1/2 oz Gold Coin

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In 1996, Australia’s Perth Mint began a series of gold coins celebrating the Chinese zodiac. The inaugural Year of the Mouse began a 12-year cycle featuring a new animal each year. The first 12 years were called the Lunar I Series. In 2008, the 12-animal cycle restarted to create the Lunar II Series.

These spectacular gold coins pay tribute to the Year of the Pig, the last of the 12 animals in the ancient Chinese 12-year zodiac cycle. The birth years for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019. Those born in the lunar Year of the Pig are said to be honest, generous, and kind. Each 1/2 oz coin is beautifully struck from .9999 fine gold and is issued as Australian legal tender with a face value of 50 Australian dollars.


  • Minted from 1/2 troy oz of .9999 pure gold in brilliant uncirculated condition.
  • Bears a legal tender face value of 50 Australian dollars.
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The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. “2019”, 50 dollars, and the weight and purity are also shown on the obverse of each coin.


The reverse of this 1/2 oz Gold Lunar coin features a sow underneath a floral canopy. The Chinese character for “pig”, “Year of the Pig” and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark are engraved around the image.

About The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint is Australia’s oldest Mint and the country’s largest refiner of precious metals. As one of Western Australia’s largest exporters, the Mint distributes some $18 billion worth of pure gold, silver, and platinum bullion bars and coins to investors in more than 100 countries annually. The Perth Mint belongs to a prestigious group of gold refiners who have accreditation from five of the major gold exchanges. As a member of this elite group, Perth mint is trusted by investors and collectors worldwide to meet the highest weight and purity standards with every product they produce.


Your 2019 1/2 oz Gold Lunar Pig will arrive in a protective acrylic capsule.Place your secure order online now by clicking on the product and selecting “add to cart”. Or, speak to one of our knowledgeable, friendly customer service representatives at 800-313-3315.

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Product Details

Year 2019
Metal Content 0.50 Troy Ounce
Metals Purity .9999
Denomination 50 AUD
Producer Perth Mint
Product Series Lunar Series II
Diameter 30.6 mm
Inner Pack 20
Mint Mark P-Perth
Thickness 2.2 mm
Outer Pack 100
Condition Uncirculated
Country Australia
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Designer (Reverse) Ing Ing Jong
Edge Style Reeded
Certificate of Authenticity No
Capsule Size 30.6 mm
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2568353