The sixth design in The Royal Mint's Shengxiào Collection features a mother pig and her piglets in honor of The Year of the Pig. The pig is admired for its kind, gentle and selfless nature.
Limited mintage worldwide of 138,888 coins.
Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
Coins will be in protective capsules.
Obverse features the guilloche background design.
Obverse: Displays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 2 pounds.
Reverse: Features a mother pig and her piglets, against a beautiful night sky backdrop.
Official legal tender backed by British government.
The 2019 Lunar Year of the Pig coin is the twelfth and final sign the Chinese zodiac, before it starts anew with the Year of the Rat in 2020. The Royal Mint’s Shengxiào Collection combines centuries of Chinese tradition with British minting craftsmanship, celebrating the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac, or Shengxiào, and their distinctive characteristics and qualities.
Lunar Year of the Pig The Pig is the last sign in the Chinese zodiac in the 12-year Chinese zodiac animal cycle. The Pig is known for being kind and gentle, and calm when facing adversity. The year 2019 is the year of the Earth Pig, known for being communicative and popular. The zodiac sign combined with one of the five elements only comes once every 60-year cycle.
The coin's designer, Harry Brockway, ensured the characteristics of people born in the Year of the Pig translated into the coin's design, evoking the generosity and compassion of the pig. The country home, with smoke rising from the cozy fireplace inside symbolizes the traits of calmness, in conjunction with the night sky above the home. The mother pig with her children symbolizes family, loyalty and generosity.
2020 British Double Sovereign
To mark the 200th anniversary of the Sovereign coin's numismatic introduction in 1820, the Royal Mint has introduced a Double Sovereign as part of the 2020 Sovereign bullion range. The coin features the classic St. George and the Dragon design.
Contains .4708 oz actual Gold weight.
Obverse: Depicts the definitive effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Reverse: Features a classic design of the rendition of St. George mounted on horseback slaying a dragon, designed by Benedetto Pistrucci.
Sovereign coin backed by the British government.
This is the first time the Gold Double Sovereign has been included as part of the Sovereign bullion range, and is released to mark the 200th anniversary of the numismatic Double Sovereign coin's introduction in 1820. Add this 2020 Gold British Double Sovereign coin to your cart today!
Gold Sovereign The Gold Sovereign was first struck in 1489, and has endured for centuries. The coin was first released by Henry VII to impress monarchs and others with the wealth of his Tudor dynasty. Succeeding monarchs also had the coin struck during their reign, including Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I. During James I's rule, minting of the coin was ceased, with other Gold coins being struck instead. Then, the guinea coin was introduced in 1663. After the currency reform following the end of the Napoleonic War in 1817, the sovereign was revived. However, during the First World War in 1914, the use of gold was discouraged, and the Sovereign once again disappeared from circulation, until 1957 when the minting of sovereigns on a large scale was resumed. The current design of the Sovereign was first introduced in 1817, with a design by Benedetto Pistrucci, featuring a classic design of St. George mounted on horseback, slaying a dragon. The Double Sovereign was first released in 1820, using the Benedetto Pistrucci design. This particular coin never entered general circulation.
The Sovereign is the flagship coin of The Royal Mint and has become an internationally recognized symbol of unrivaled accuracy, integrity and strength. It has always been produced by The Royal Mint, an institution with more than 1,100 years of history and heritage, and we continue to preserve the quality and accuracy of the coin to this day.
2019 1 oz Royal Mint Gold Lunar Pig
The sixth release from the British Royal Mint, the 2019 1 oz Royal Mint Year of the Pig Gold Coin. The Shengxiào Collection is a well-known coin series that was started in 2014 by the Royal Mint. This smorgasbord of traditional modern minting and Chinese beliefs quickly has become a popular way of celebrating the Chinese zodiac animals.
There is 1 troy ounce of 0.9999 pure gold in each of these coins. Furthermore, these gold bullion coins are backed by the British government with a face value of £100. With the mintage limited to only 8,888 gold 1 oz coins, this creates a high demand, and will cause this Year of the Pig Gold Coin to likely soon be out of stock.
The reverse side of these gold coins depicts a mother pig feeding her piglets–highlighting the pig's caring & laid-back nature. Above this design are imprinted the words "YEAR OF THE PIG" & "2019," followed by "1 OZ FINE GOLD .9999" designating the weight and purity of gold used in this British Gold coin. In addition, the Chinese symbol of the word ‘Pig' is imprinted to the bottom left of the mother pig.
The obverse of this gold coin features the well-known image of the right profile of Queen Elizabeth II. This portrayal of Her Majesty is imprinted on every bullion coin produced by the British Royal Mint.
To maintain a full set of Royal Mint's Shengxiào collection, these 2019 1 oz Royal Mint Year of the Pig Gold Coins are an essential purchase for avid collectors. In addition, investors find the 0.9999 purity of this gold bullion coin a very intriguing way to expand their portfolio of precious metals.
2019 10 oz Royal Mint Valiant Silver
This impressive .9999 fine Silver coin features one of England's most famous legends of St. George and the dragon. It is the second release of the 10 oz Valiant coin, first released in 2018.
Contains 10 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
Housed in protective plastic capsule.
Obverse: Displays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 10 pounds.
Reverse: Features St. George and the dragon from the well-known English legend. The reverse is designed by Etienne Milner, the coin's original designer.
Sovereign coin backed by the British government.
This coin celebrates a legend representing honor, courage and victory, with its impressive design of St. George and the dragon. Add this stunning .9999 fine 10 oz Silver Valiant coin from the Royal Mint to your cart today!
Saint George and the Dragon The famous legend of Saint George and the Dragon represents victory and honor. There are many variations of the legend, but all mention the hero Saint George traveling, where he comes across a town distressed by a dragon. The dragon has taken a princess as his prisoner. Saint George decided to help the town by slaying the beast. Saint George brandished his sword at the dragon, which is the battle depicted on this 10 oz Silver Valiant coin from The Royal Mint.
2018 1 oz Royal Mint Gold Lunar Dog
The latest release in The Royal Mint’s Shengxiao Collection is the Lunar Year of the Dog 2018. Combining centuries of Chinese tradition with British minting craftsmanship, the collection celebrates the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac, or Shengxiao, and their distinctive characteristics and qualities.
Continuing the success of The Shengxiao Collection, we are excited to reveal bullion coins featuring the fifth design by artist Wuon-Gean Ho. This one ounce gold bullion coin presents a new investment opportunity in this striking range.
An exclusive bullion coin from The Royal Mint’s Shengxiao Collection
Struck in .9999 fine gold
Minted to bullion standard
The fifth coin design in the Lunar series by UK-based artist Wuon-Gean Ho
The number eight, believed to be lucky in Chinese culture, is incorporated in each mintage
Features an obverse design by Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark, creator of the latest definitive portrait of Her Majesty The Queen on UK coinage
The obverse also features a new guilloche background design
UK QB Platinum Falcon 1 oz 2020
The striking design of the Queen's Beasts Falcon of the Plantagenets is available in .9995 fine Platinum. The sixth release of the Queen's Beasts series in 1 oz Platinum, the Falcon, continues the success of this popular series from The Royal Mint.