2007 Year of the Pig Gold Coin

2007 Year of the Pig

The 2007 Year of the Pig Gold Coin represented the twelfth and final release within the Perth Mint’s Australian Lunar Series. The success of this first series of coins would lead to the offering of a second series new depictions of each animal.

The reverse design for the current release features the image of a charming piglet standing on muddy ground. The Chinese character for pig appears to the right, with the “2007” date to the left. The precious metal weight and purity of the coin appear beneath. On the obverse of the coin is the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II along with the legal tender denomination.

Those born between the dates February 18, 2007 and February 6, 2008 are said to have been born in the Year of the Pig or Boar. They are believed to have the characteristics of honesty, simplicity, and fortitude, displaying a sturdy and courageous demeanor. These people are willing to apply all of their strength to the task at hand.

Gold bullion coins for this release were available in nine different weights. This ranged from the massive 10 kilogram coin with a maximum mintage of just 20 pieces to a diminutive one-twentieth ounce coin with a maximum mintage of 100,000 pieces. The most popular size was the one ounce coin, which had a maximum mintage of 30,000.

Numismatic products included a three coin proof set, containing one ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce size coins. The two smaller sizes were also available for sale individually.

Bullion Mintages

Denomination Weight Maximum Mintage Declared Mintage
$30,000 10 kg 20 6
$3,000 1 kg Unlimited 114
$1,000 10 oz Unlimited 192
$200 2 oz Unlimited 3,613
$100 1 oz 30,000 18,149
$50 1/2 oz 40,000 7,694
$25 1/4 oz 60,000 6,486
$15 1/10 oz 80,000 11,216
$5 1/20 oz 100,000 10,308

Numismatic Mintages

Product Maximum Mintage Declared Mintage
Three Coin Set (1 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz) 3,000 1,556
Individual 1/4 oz Proof Coin 7,000 650
Individual 1/10 oz Proof Coin 7,000 1,474