CHINESE ZODIAC – YEAR OF THE PIG – 2 TROY OUNCE – 39MM

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Specifications

Weight

2.00 troy ounce

Diameter

39 mm

Edge

Reeded

Finish

Brilliant Uncirculated

Purity

.999 fine

Thickness

~6mm

Description

Consisting of twelve animals, the Chinese zodiac first appeared in the 5th century B.C., during the Zhan Guo period.  The zodiac became a popular way to determine a person’s birth year and is still used today.

The zodiac was based on Chinese astrology and was used as a way to count years, months, days, and hours in the calendar. It was formed from two components: the Celestial Stem and the Terrestrial Branch. Each of the 12 animals stands for a year in a 12-year cycle, a day in the 12-day cycle, and for every two hours in a 24-hour day. These were used to name each year along with the animal signs, but now they mainly just use the dates.

Zodiac AnimalRecent YearsPersonality Traits
Rat1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020Quick-witted, resourceful, versatile, kind
Ox1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021Diligent, dependable, strong, determined
Tiger1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022Brave, confident, competitive
Rabbit1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023Quiet, elegant, kind, responsible
Dragon1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024Confident, intelligent, enthusiastic
Snake1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025Enigmatic, intelligent, wise
Horse1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026Animated, active, energetic
Goat1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027Calm, gentle, sympathetic
Monkey1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028Sharp, smart, curiosity
Rooster1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029Observant, hardworking, courageous
Dog1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030Lovely, honest, prudent
Pig1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031Compassionate, generous, diligent
  • Contains 2 Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver
  • Obverse: “THE YEAR OF THE PIG” across the top circumference with “2019” along the bottom, with intricate Asian style scroll background surrounding a scene of a mother pig in a natural habitat snuggling with her piglet.
  • Reverse: The common reverse for the series, it includes which includes all of the different creatures of the zodiac around the outer circumference with their Chinese language representation immediately above each and a Yin and Yang symbol in the center.  Hallmark at 6’oclock.
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