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The 2019 1 oz Lunar UK Year of the Pig silver coin is a smart investment as well as a stunning addition to your collection. Struck from one troy ounce of finest .999 pure silver and featuring all the exquisite design details you've come to expect from the Royal Mint, it can now be ordered at coininvest.com
The Lunar UK, or Shēngxiào Collection, has been a hit with numismatists since the launch of Year of the Horse gold and silver bullion coins in 2014. The series is inspired by the 12 animals of the ancient Chinese zodiac and celebrates the increasing trade and cultural links between the UK and China. Although the Year of the Pig Lunar UK silver coin represents the final stage in the zodiac cycle, it's only the sixth in the Royal Mint's prestigious Shēngxiào Collection. The series will continue with the Year of the Rat in 2020 and end with the Year of the Snake in 2025.
The Pig is seen as a lazy animal in China although its reliable and caring nature is said to promote affluence. According to legend, the Jade Emperor, who ruled over both Earth and Heaven, had never set foot on the Earth. He was curious to see the creatures who inhabited the planet, so he invited all 12 to a meeting. The rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster and dog all turned up on time. The pig was late and that's why it's the final sign of the Sheng Xiao or Chinese Zodiac.
People born under the sign of the Pig are defined by their gentleness, loyalty and generosity, and artist Harry Brockway has illustrated these traits beautifully. The reverse of each 2019 1oz UK Lunar Year of the Pig coin shows a mother pig lying calmly with her piglets. In the distance, surrounded by gentle hills and trees, a rustic farmhouse complete with gently smoking chimney evokes tradition and continuity. Each detail is meticulously crafted and superbly offset by a background of radiating lines that act as an extra security measure.
Silver is considered a sound investment; it’s affordable and tradeable and sure to increase in value over the next few years. Only 138,888 of these shimmering silver coins will be released and there's a reason for the unusual number. 8 is the luckiest number in Chinese culture and is also considered especially lucky for those born during the Year of the Pig. Additionally, like all UK legal tender currency, the 2019 1 oz Lunar UK Year of the Pig silver coin is CGT exempt and VAT free.
Order today with CoinInvest and be among the first to own the 2019 1 oz Lunar UK Year of the Pig silver coin. Individual coins are shipped in plastic capsules. Alternatively, choose foil packs of 20 or boxes of 100 if you are purchasing this exceptional coin for investment purposes.
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