The Royal Mint of England issues its lunar-themed coins in the Shengxiao Collection. The term shengxiao is the Mandarin Chinese for Zodiac and refers to the 12-year cycle of the Chinese lunar calendar. Each release in this series has its own design matching animal featured on the lunar calendar in that year. Right now, you can get the 2019 British Lunar Pig 1 oz Silver Coin online from Provident Metals.
2019 British Lunar Pig 1 oz Silver Coins are available to you through this listing in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are packaged individually inside of plastic capsules or inside of rolls that contain 20 coins. All coins in the Shengxiao Series comes with mintage figures ending in and/or featuring multiple 8s because the letter eight is considered good luck in Chinese culture.
Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse of all 2019 British Lunar Pig Silver Coins in a fifth-generation design from Jody Clark. This image was created in July 2015 by Mr. Clark for the Royal Mint of England and debuted in 2016. It depicts the Queen in right-profile relief at the age of 89 with the George IV State Diadem Crown on her head. She only wears this crown during the State Opening ceremony of Parliament.
The pig features in the sixth design of the Shengxiao Series on the reverse of 2019 British Lunar Pig 1 oz Silver Coins. In this design, a mother sow is lying on its side as young piglets suckle for food. In the distant background field, there is a small, humble cottage with a stone wall and smoke rising from the chimney into the sky.
The Shengxiao Series debuted in 2014 with a design from Wuon-Gean Ho. A British-Chinese artist, Ms. Ho has created all images in the series to date. The 2019 British Lunar Pig Coin is the sixth in the series from the Royal Mint of England, but the Year of the Pig is the 12th and final animal in the Zodiac cycle.
The Royal Mint of England issues all of the coins in the Shengxiao Series. If you have questions about these coins, Provident Metals has a customer service team member waiting to help. Simply call us at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or email us directly.
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