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2019 France 1 oz Silver Year of the Pig High Relief Proof (Lunar)

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SKU 13296
The second high relief coin ever minted by Monnaie de Paris features The Year of the Pig and has a low mintage of 2,500!

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Comes in a box along with a certificate of authenticity from the Monnaie de Paris.
  • Mintage of just 2,500 coins.
  • Second high relief coin ever minted by Monnaie de Paris.
  • The second year of a new lunar series from Monnaie de Paris.
  • Obverse: Features a high relief pig within a circle of traditional Chinese motifs. He appears through the coin using the door displayed on the reverse. The animal's ideogram appears on the pig itself.
  • Reverse: Depicts all of the animals of the Chinese zodiac on a screen surrounding a traditional Chinese temple door.
  • Certified by the Monnaie de Paris.
This Silver coin would be a great addition to any collection or an ideal gift for a loved one. Add this 2019 France Silver €20 Year of the Pig High Relief Proof (Lunar) coin to your cart today! 

The pig is known to be diplomatic and sensitive. He is attentive toward his relatives, friends and family, and likes to make those around him happy. He is honest and prefers thinking before acting. His reasonable side will allow him to weigh the pros and the cons instead of taking the plunge because of impulsivity. Full of gentleness and kindness the Pig is loved by others and gains respect naturally. 

The Chinese calendar is one of the oldest in the world and is based off of the sun and moon. Months are set according to the moon. For example, the first day of each month is the new moon and the 15th day is the full moon. Because the solar year counts 12 lunar months plus a dozen days, seven intercalary months are added over each 19 years in order for the calendar year to stay within a solar year. According to Chinese tradition, the first calendar system was created by the Yellow Emperor in 2637 BC. The Gregorian calendar was officially adopted by the PRC in 1912, then extended to the whole state in 1929. New Year is between January 20th and February 21st each year.

Chinese signs of the zodiac include the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and the Pig. Each animal is a symbolizes personality traits of people born during the sign.