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.