According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is the Year of the Pig. This fine silver coin celebrates traditional Chinese-Canadian culture and honours all who are born under the sign of the Pig — an auspicious animal known for its playfulness, intelligence, loyalty and confidence.
The reverse image by artist Simon Ng features a stylised depiction of the happy-go-lucky Pig trotting along beneath the Chinese character for Pig. Artistic flourishes convey the animal’s warm and positive character, as well as its traditional association with friendship and confidence. Wherever it goes, the Pig carries luck in the form of the stylised hydrangea and daisy found within the Pig’s rounded shape, along with an auspicious lotus flower on its cheek. The Pig’s integrity, generosity, loyalty and optimism give it strength for its journey, but a second lucky daisy atop the traditional Chinese latticework may also double its fortunes.
The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
The finish on your coin combines brilliant and frosted relief over a lined background. No other mint in the world offers coins with this kind of finish.
Limited mintage worldwide - 45,888
The coin is crafted from 1/2 ounce of 99.99% pure silver.
The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. The coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint maroon clamshell box, with outer packaging.