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The pig has one of the lowest mintages in the Australian Lunar Series I at a whopping 87,009. This brilliant uncirculated coin is sought after by many coin collectors in hopes of getting their hands on one of these low-mintage beauties. The Perth Mint started the Australian Lunar Series I since they were inspired by the Chinese zodiac calendar. The Chinese zodiac is one of the oldest fortune-telling systems based off of the year someone is born. Along with fortune telling, the Chinese zodiac can also determine someone's strengths and weaknesses based off of the year they were born under. The silver pig is 1 ounce pure silver and comes in a mint sealed capsule. The pig is known to be last to finish an ancient race so it is also the last to finish the Chinese zodiac calendar.
Although the low-mintage of this coin makes the year of the pig appealing, the pig's symbolism in Chinese culture is a little less appealing. The pig is known to eat, sleep in its own filth, and become fat with each passing day. The positive side of the pig is that it doesn't try to harm anyone, keeps to itself, and can bring luxury into someone's life. In ancient times, the pig was a symbol of wealth. People born under the year of the pig are optimistic, honest, and calm. They are loyal to their friends and are humble about their strength. The pig pictured on this coin actually looks like a wild warthog. The friendly beast is looking to its side, standing on what looks like its bed. The pig's detailed hair and face make this coin worth the while. The date is on the side as usual and 1 oz .999 silver is at the bottom. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, is featured on the obverse with the denomination, $1, and "Australia". Your good fortune is waiting for you with this silver pig. Call Golden Eagle today to start your collection!