Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ten Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig

The Australian ten-ounce silver piece (abbreviated as 10 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is a bullion and commemorative coin format used mostly by the Perth Mint, which only makes collector and bullion coins and other bullion products.

The Australian Silver Kookaburra series was introduced in 1990 by the Perth Mint in the silver one-ounce format. Subsequently, the range was expanded in 1991 to also include 2oz silver, 10oz silver and 1 kg silver; much later, gold formats were also introduced.

The coins in the series have legal tender status in Australia and are one of very few legal tender bullion silver coins to change their design every year, always featuring a kookaburra - a bird native to Australia, which is the largest member of the kingfisher family and the national bird of Australia. This and their limited annual mintage may, unlike for many other bullion coins, raise their numismatic value over the value of silver 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 / Silver Ten Ounces 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 10oz 9999 Ag 2019 10 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "10 oz 9999 Ag" means "ten troy ounces of 99.99% silver" - Ag is abbreviated from the Latin word for silver, Argentum.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2019 10 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a domestic sow and four piglets in front of stylised rocks and foliage.

Above left, 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. The designer's initials AH (for Aleysha Howarth) are on a leaf above right.

Reverse Inscription 豬 Year of the Pig
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 10.000
Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in a protective acrylic capsule.

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 (39) coins of type: Silver Ten Ounces (10 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ten Ounces 1991 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 29,576 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 10,161 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,495 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 11,231 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 9,894 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,280 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 7,557 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,300 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1999 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2011 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2013 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 24,481 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2014 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2016 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2017 Year of the Rooster unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2017 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2017 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2017 Australian Koala 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10 oz 9999 SILVER 2017 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2018 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2018 Mother and Baby Koala 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2019 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Mother and Baby Crocodile 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Dragon and Phoenix 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2020 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Mother and Baby Kookaburra 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2020 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Dragon and Tiger 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2020 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Mother and Baby Platypus 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2021 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Double Dragon 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2021 1 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2022 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2022 Mother and Baby Dingo 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2022 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2022 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2023 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ten Ounces (10 oz), Australian Kookaburra
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerAlyesha Howarth
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size75.600 mm
Thickness9.250 mm
Mass311.066 g
OCC IDGAVP-OXAC-BBBL-EMDY
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