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Pigs fly as Lunar 1oz coins eye 12th consecutive sell out

The 12th and final annual release from the Australian Lunar Bullion Coin Series II are available from today.

Strong take-up among authorised dealers means that the 1oz gold and silver coins are already on course for sell out at the Mint.

Restricted to 300,000 silver pieces and 30,000 gold pieces, 1oz Australian Lunar bullion coins have sold out in all 11 preceding years of the series.

The new coins celebrate the Year of the Pig. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, New Year falls on 5 February 2019. People born under the influence of the pig are held to be honest, loyal, sincere, calm and generous. The pig is also a symbol of good fortune and wealth in Chinese culture.

Struck with a superior bullion finish, Year of the Pig coins are available in six silver sizes and eight gold sizes starting from 1/20oz. Just 100 special hand finished 10 kilo silver coins will also be available.

The legal tender status of each coin guarantees its weight and purity, giving investors worldwide confidence and surety that they are investing in a trusted and enduring asset.

While the pig concludes the second Australian Lunar series, investors will be delighted learn that the theme will continue on an intriguing third series from 2020.

Australian Lunar 2019 Year of the Pig gold and silver bullion coins can be purchased from the Bullion Trading Desk at The Perth Mint located at 310 Hay Street in East Perth, and by telephoning 1300 201 112 (Australia) or +61 8 9421 7218 (International). Registered clients can also buy via the online store at perthmintbullion.com.

Alternatively, investors should check availability with their local bullion coin dealers.

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