The final year in the Perth Mint's Australian Lunar Series II releases, this 1/4 oz gold bullion coin celebrates the 2019 'Year of the Pig' in the Chinese Lunar calendar
Each 1/4 oz Lunar gold bullion coin has a gold purity or fineness of 0.9999, and is essentially pure gold.
The Lunar series of coins from 2008 to 2019 features the 12 animals In the Chinese Lunar calendar. Those born in the Year of the Pig are said to be friendly, loyal, trusting, and generous among other traits.
The reverse of this 1/4 oz coin features imagery of a dappled pig amid stylized foliage, rocks and a peony flower. Above the image is the Chinese character for Pig and encircled below the words 'Year of the Pig'.
The obverse of the coin features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, Australia's monarch, designed by Ian Rank - Broadley. Below the portrait the coin's year, 2019, and weight '1/4 oz' and gold purity '9999 GOLD' are specified.
Historically the Perth Mint was a branch mint of the Royal Mint of London but is now fully owned by the Government of Western Australia.
The Perth Mint's gold bullion Lunar series of coins is produced in 6 weights ranging from 0.05 troy ounces through 0.1 oz, 0.25 oz, 0.5 oz, to the larger 1 oz and 2 oz coins.