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

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

The Australian two ounces silver piece (abbreviated as 2 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is a bullion and commemorative 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 / Silver Two 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 2 OZ 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "2 oz 9999 Ag" means "two troy ounces of 99.99% silver" (Ag is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2 OZ 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Silver Two 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

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

Silver Two Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig: Known varieties
Variety Coloured Reverse
Images Australia / Silver Two Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig / Coloured Reverse - obverse photo Australia / Silver Two Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig / Coloured Reverse - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown (included in total). Mintage limit: 40,000
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated coin with the pigs on the reverse coloured.

Variety Coloured Proof
Images Australia / Silver Two Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig / Coloured Proof - obverse photo Australia / Silver Two Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig / Coloured Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 1,000 (included in total). Mintage limit: 1,000
Details

Proof, with the pigs on the reverse coloured. Special edition for the ANDA Brisbane Money Expo, 27-28 April 2019.

Packaged within a Brisbane Money Expo themed shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Perth Mint SKU: 2S1916CDAA. Issue price: AU$ 215.00.

Variety Proof
Images Australia / Silver Two Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig / Proof - obverse photo Australia / Silver Two Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 1,000 (included in total). Mintage limit: 1,000
Details

Available in mint sets only.

In Set Australian Lunar Series II 2019 Year of the Pig Silver Proof Three-Coin Set, mintage unknown
3 coins: Silver Two Ounces ($2), Year of the Pig 2019, Silver Ounce ($1), Year of the Pig 2019, Silver Half Ounce (50 cents), Year of the Pig 2019
All (69) coins of type: Silver Two Ounces (2 oz)
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Silver Two Ounces 1991 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 84,782 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 35,329 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 3,290 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 39,603 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 2,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 45,308 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 2,480 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 78,424 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 2,600 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2002 Australian Kookaburra 15,696 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2011 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 999 SILVER 2011 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Year of the Rooster unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2017 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Australian Koala 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2 oz 9999 Ag 2017 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2 oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Australian Kookaburra 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 End of WWI 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Dragon and Tiger 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Mother and Baby Koala 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Two Dragons 8,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
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Silver Two Ounces 2019 Mother and Baby Crocodile 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Double Dragon 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Koi Fish 3,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse, Antique 1,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse, Coloured 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Surfboard 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Mother and Baby Kookaburra 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Double Pixiu 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Dragon and Phoenix 3,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
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Silver Two Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerAleysha Howarth
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size55.600 mm
Thickness3.420 mm
Mass62.213 g
OCC IDBYNK-EDDC-PBGM-EPQM
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