2019 $1 AlBr 3 Coin Set - Lunar Calendar - FU LU SHOU (happiness, wealth, longevity) - Year of the Pig
To celebrate 2019, the Lunar Year of the Pig, the Royal Australian Mint is releasing this stunning $1 Three-Coin Uncirculated Set. The playful coins in this gorgeous set celebrate the beautiful and joyous nature of this most auspicious and affluent Lunar animal.
HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE
The Pig is traditionally the last in the twelve-year lunar cycle of the Chinese zodiac. People born under the Lunar Year of the Pig are said to be considerate, responsible, generous and optimistic; allowing them to maintain harmonious personal relationships.
The 2019 Year of the Pig is under the Earth element. People born under this sign are said to be warmhearted, good-natured, loyal, honest and gentle.
The Sign of the Pig is also linked with affluence and wealth.
Lucky numbers for people born in the Year of the Pig are two, five and eight, and their lucky flower is the hydrangea.
Some famous people born in the Year of the Pig include actors and dancers Fred Astaire (1899) and Ginger Rogers (1911), actors Sir Richard Attenborough (1923), Chris Hemsworth (1983), and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (1971).
FEATURES AND DESIGN
• The $1 reverses each feature a happy and playful pig and lucky coin representing Fu (Happiness), Lu (Wealth) and Shou (Longevity).
• Coin’s obverse features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley
• Presented in a beautiful floral gilt card
• Australian legal tender coins
• Limited to a mintage of 20 000.
The passing of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act empowered the Government to make laws with respect to currency, coinage and legal tender. The Coinage Act 1909 put in place the first steps for an Australian coinage. Thus began the journey towards a mint owned by the Commonwealth and ind...Find Out More
|Year of Issue||2019|
|Mint||Royal Australian Mint|