Silver Half Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig - Baby Pig, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Half Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig - Baby Pig, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinSilver Half Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig - Baby Pig

The Tuvaluan Dollar is the currency of Tuvalu - a small nation in the Pacific Ocean. Tuvalu has never had banknotes of its own, and has been issuing coins since 1976; these circulate together with coins of the Australian Dollar, which is also legal tender in the country, and to which the Tuvaluan Dollar is pegged.

The Australian Perth Mint issues a large variety of non-circulating legal tender coins under the authority of Tuvalu. Some of these are in the half ounce silver format (abbreviated as 1/2 oz). Strictly speaking, they are not bullion as they are priced at a premium and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic merit and collectable value and not just for their precious metal content.

The overall weight of the coins (including the 0.01% of other metals) is slightly over one half of a troy ounce, so that they have exactly 0.500 ASW (Absolute Silver Weight).

This coin is part of the Chinese Astrological Series 2019 Year of the Pig by the Perth Mint.

The Mint says about it:
This adorable piglet is the final baby animal release in the Australian Lunar Series II and the perfect gift for any baby born in the 2019 Year of the Pig.

This sweet baby pig coin celebrates those born in the Chinese Year of the Pig, including 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1982, 1995, 2007 and 2019. People born under the influence of this sign are said to be honest, loyal, sincere and generous, with the ability to remain calm under pressure. This adorably festive design is a finale to the second iteration of the series.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage7,150
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Half Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig - Baby 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 and the face value: QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Half Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig - Baby Pig - reverse photo

The reverse is coloured and shows a representation of a piglet, with gifts in the background.

Above right, the Chinese character for "pig": . Below that, YEAR OF THE PIG, with the end of the "g" curled like a pig tail.

Around below left near the rim, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2019 1/2oz 9999 SILVER (one half of a troy ounce of 99.99% silver).

The mint mark P of the Perth Mint is above the pig. Vertically on the left, the designer's initials NM (for Natasha Muhl).

Reverse Inscription 猪 YEAR OF THE PIG
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 0.500
Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: the coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid sheathed in a "charmingly illustrated shipper" and comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint SKU: 19C76AAA
Issue price: AU$ 74.00, US$ 51.80

See also

Lunar baby animal coloured coins issued for Tuvalu include:
- 1/2 Silver Coloured Proof, Baby Pig 2019
- 1/2 Silver Coloured Proof, Baby Mouse 2020
- 1/2 Silver Coloured Proof, Baby Ox 2021
- 1/2 Silver Coloured Proof, Baby Tiger 2022

Year of Pig 2019 coins issued by the Perth Mint include:
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1) with Opal, 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 Half Ounce (50 cents), Baby Pig

All (36) coins of type: Silver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Half Ounce 2014 Mother's Love - Giraffe 4,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 999 Ag 2014 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2015 Always Together - Kittens 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU 2015
Silver Half Ounce 2016 Always Together - Puppies 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU 2016
Silver Half Ounce 2017 Always Together - Horses 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU 2017
Silver Half Ounce 2018 Always Together - Penguins 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2018 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig - Baby Pig 7,150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse - Baby Mouse 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Always Together - Otters 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2020 The Simpsons - Homer Simpson 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - Baby Ox 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Dr. No 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - From Russia With Love 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Goldfinger 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Thunderball 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - You Only Live Twice 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - The Man With The Golden Gun 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Live And Let Die 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - The Spy Who Loved Me 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Moonraker 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - For Your Eyes Only 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger - Baby Tiger 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - Octopussy 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - A View To A Kill 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - The Living Daylights 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - Licence To Kill 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - GoldenEye 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - Tomorrow Never Dies 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - The World Is Not Enough 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - Die Another Day 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - Casino Royale 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - Quantum of Solace 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - Skyfall 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - Spectre 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - No Time To Die 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
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Silver Half Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig - Baby Pig: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value50 (x Cent)
Total Mintage7,150
Mintage Limit7,500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerNatasha Muhl
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.600 mm
Thickness2.900 mm
Mass15.553 g
OCC IDMXKD-EKQC-ARJN-EWQJ
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