Gold Half Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Half Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Half Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig

The Australian half-ounce gold piece (abbreviated as 1/2 oz and designated with Au for "gold") is a bullion coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used.

This coin is part of the Lunar Series II (second iteration of the Perth Mint's Lunar Series) and marks the Chinese 2019 Year of the Pig (4 February 2019 - 24 January 2020).

The Mint says about it:
The final animal in the Chinese zodiac, the pig is traditionally associated with luck, prosperity and wealth. Those ruled by the Chinese lunar pig are said to be honest, loyal, sincere, calm and generous. Birth dates include 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Gold Half Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 GOLD 2019 50 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content, one half of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 GOLD 2019 50 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Gold Half Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a domesticated pig amongst stylised rocks and foliage, including a peony flower representing wealth and power.

Above it, the Chinese character for "pig": ; around below, the inscription Year of the Pig.

The Perth Mint's P mint mark is in the right field.

Reverse Inscription 豬 Year of the Pig
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).

See also

Year of Pig 2019 coins issued by the Perth Mint include:
- Australia, Gold Kilo ($3,000), Year of the Pig 2019
- Australia, Gold Ten Ounces ($1,000), Year of the Pig 2019
- Australia, Gold Two Ounces ($200), Year of the Pig 2019
- Australia, Gold Ounce ($100) with coloured version, Year of the Pig 2019
- Australia, Gold Ounce High Relief ($100), Year of the Pig 2019
- Australia, Gold Half Ounce ($50), Year of the Pig 2019
- Australia, Gold Quarter Ounce ($25), Year of the Pig 2019
- Australia, Gold Tenth-Ounce ($15), Year of the Pig 2019
- Australia, Gold Twentieth-Ounce ($5) with coloured version, Year of the Pig 2019
- Australia, Silver Kilo ($30) with coloured version, Year of the Pig 2019
- Australia, Silver Ten Ounces ($10), Year of the Pig 2019
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces ($8), Year of the Pig 2019
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces ($2) with coloured versions, Year of the Pig 2019
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1) with gilded and coloured versions, Year of the Pig 2019
- Australia, Silver Ounce High Relief ($1), Year of the Pig 2019
- Australia, Silver Ounce with Opal ($1), Year of the Pig 2019
- Australia, Silver Half Ounce (50 Cents) with coloured version, Year of the Pig 2019
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Coloured ($1), Good Fortune - Wealth, 2019
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Coloured ($1), Good Fortune - Wisdom, 2019
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Coloured Rectangle ($1), Pig #1, 2019
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Coloured Rectangle ($1), Pig #2, 2019
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Coloured Rectangle ($1), Pig #3, 2019
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Coloured Rectangle ($1), Pig #4, 2019
- Tuvalu, Silver Half Ounce (50 cents), Baby Pig

All (24) coins of type: Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Red Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Green and Gold Bell Frog unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Goanna unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2016 Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 GOLD 2017 50 DOLLARS
Gold Half Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2017 Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2018 Kangaroo, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 GOLD 2019 50 DOLLARS
Gold Half Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2019 Kangaroo, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Au 50 DOLLARS
Gold Half Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2021 Hand of Faith Nugget 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Au 50 DOLLARS
Gold Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2022 Australian Kangaroo 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Au 50 DOLLARS
Gold Half Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Au 50 DOLLARS
Gold Half Ounce 2023 Australian Kangaroo 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Half Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value50 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerAleysha Howarth
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size30.600 mm
Thickness2.500 mm
Mass15.550 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-XXXM-OVRB
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