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Tuvalu 2019-P Year of the Pig Chinese Lunar Zodiac - Cute Baby Holiday Piglet with Piggy Presents 50 Cents 1/2 Ounce Pure Silver Half Dollar Proof with Color HX P11

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Celebrate the Holidays, and 2019 as the Chinese New Year of the Pig, with this adorably cute Baby Holiday Piggy Piglet on this large, low mintage, pure silver proof finish half dollar!
 
How absolutely adorable - a cute little piggy! Again this year, the Perth Mint combines Christmas and Chinese New Year on a single coin, issuing the eighth in this extremely popular series - starting with 2012's Baby Holiday Dragon, each and every one has sold out at the Mint, attesting their popularity! This year, an adorably cute baby piglet, rendered in vibrant full color, stands in front of Christmas presents and holiday decorations. He is ready to celebrate the holiday season as well as the Chinese Lunar New Year!

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A cute pig smilesThe Year of the Pig
Those born in the years 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, and 2019 celebrate the Year of the Pig. According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Pig are said to exhibit that animal’s attributes. At first glance the personality of the pig might appear unrefined, but scratch the surface and you'll find a heart of gold. Pig people are honest, loyal, sincere and generous, with a calm temperament. A person born in the Year of the Pig is one of the most kind and loyal friends you could ever hope for. You can turn to this friend when things get tough. Eternally helpful, the Pig is an excellent listener and with take up your cause with incredible resolve. Even if you're in the wrong, he won't have the heart to tell you. After all, the peace-loving pig hates a quarrel!


This is the eighth annual release in the Baby Holiday Lunar Zodiac Animals Series!

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Technology Note
The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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Obverse
This year, an adorably cute baby piglet, rendered in vibrant full color, stands in front of Christmas presents and holiday decorations. He is ready to celebrate the holiday season as well as the Chinese Lunar New Year! The Chinese character for "Pig" and the legend YEAR OF THE PIG describe the theme, while the Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed to the left, near the 9:30 position along the rim. The legend 1/2 OZ 9999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The date is also indicated.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II and denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a handsome taupe leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Tuvalu
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2019
   
Face Value 50 Cents
Weight 15.553 g
Diameter 32.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   2.60 mm
Mintage Limit 7,500
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Natasha Muhl (obverse)
Raphael Maklouf (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

The Island Nation of Tuvalu
Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean midway between Hawaii and Australia. Its nearest neighbors are Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji. It is comprised of four reef islands and five true atolls. Its population of 11,992 makes it the third-least populated independent country in the world, with only Vatican City and Nauru having fewer inhabitants. It is also the second-smallest member by population of the United Nations. In terms of physical land size, at just 10 square miles Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world, larger only than the Vatican City, Monaco and Nauru.

The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesian people, who arrived about 3000 years go. The islands came under Great Britain's sphere of influence in the late 19th century. The Ellice Islands were administered by Britain as part of a protectorate from 1892 to 1916 and as part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony from 1916 to 1974. In 1974 the Ellice Islanders voted for separate British dependency status as Tuvalu, separating from the Gilbert Islands which became Kiribati upon independence. Tuvalu became fully independent within The Commonwealth in 1978. with Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state.

Because Tuvalu has few natural resources it has been dependent in recent years upon aid from larger, more developed nations, including Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The Perth Mint of Australia is officially commissioned by the government of Tuvalu to produce legal tender coinage for the island nation.

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