The Shengxiao Series from the British Royal Mint is the country’s own version of a lunar-themed collection. Coin programs following the Chinese lunar calendar were popularized by the Perth Mint of Australia in 1996, and the Shengxiao Series is Britain’s option for investors that includes silver and gold coins for sale. Today, 2019 1 oz British Year of the Pig Gold Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of protective capsules!
- 6th design of the Shengxiao Series at the Royal Mint!
- Limited mintage of only 8,888 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- The face value of £100 (GBP) is fully backed by Great Britain’s government.
- On the obverse is the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse features a female pig with her piglets.
The Royal Mint launched its own lunar-themed series of gold and silver coins for buyers following the immense success of both the Lunar Series I and Lunar Series II coins from the Perth Mint in Australia. Investors and collectors had showcased an appetite for these designs, and Wuon-Gean Ho led the effort with the Royal Mint to develop new designs each year for the British series.
All of these 2019 1 oz British Year of the Pig Gold Coins are available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and available primarily for individual purchase. Individual coins in this release are available in protective capsules, with multiples typically housed inside of plastic tubes. There is a very low mintage of just 8,888 coins for the gold coins in the Shengxiao Series.
The obverse of the 2019 1 oz British Year of the Pig Gold Coins features the new design for this year on the calendar. The pig design includes a female sow laying on her side as her piglets feed. In the background, you’ll notice a starry night’s sky as trees frame a small cottage in the background with smoke billowing slowly from the chimney.
On the reverse of 2019 British Year of the Pig Gold Coins, Queen Elizabeth II is captured in right-profile relief. This is the definitive, fifth-generation portrait of Her Majesty that captures her vision at the age of 89. Jody Clark created this design in 2015 and it debuted on 2016 date marked British coins.
The Royal Mint of England traces its continuous roots back to 886 and the reformation of the London Mint following King Alfred the Great’s recapture of London from the Danes. Today, it is among the finest minting facilities in the country and operates its primary coining operations from Wales.
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