1995 12 oz Silver Pig Proof Coin

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Description

Pictured is the 1995 Chinese year of the Pig coin which is twelve ounces of silver and has a face value of 100 Yuan. It was struck exclusively at the Shanghai Mint who permitted a mintage of 500 coins. This coin is of considerable size at 80mm in diameter and is comprised of .999 fine silver. The coin’s reverse side shows a scene of six pigs while the opposite side illustrates China’s 18th century architecture via the Wanfu Pavilion.

This side of the coin commemorating the Pig shows a family setting of a sow and her five piglets. One piglet is directly underneath the sow while three more are to her immediate front staring intently at her face. The other is slightly more toward the foreground, showing interest in two patches of grass. A third small patch of grass is found at the coin’s position of three o’clock while a tree branch protrudes into the scene at the ten o’clock location. Above the sow’s head is the number 100 followed by the Chinese character for the Yuan. This scene holds true to the Chinese zodialogical idea that those born on Pig years are sincere and pure.

The image found on the coin’s obverse side is a view of Beijing’s Wanfu Pavilion. Continuing with the coin’s theme of peace and sincerity, the Wanfu Pavilion is a Buddhist temple that was constructed in 1748 during the Qing Dynasty. This structure standing at three stories sits behind a small potted tree which is toward the lower right portion of the coin. Perfectly centered on the bottom of the coin is the year of its release, 1995. Above the Pavilion, arching across the top edge of the coin are the Chinese characters that read “People’s Republic of China”.We are available to assist you with any questions on this or other Chinese coins. Our unique expertise and experience in Chinese numismatics covers modern, imperial, republic and circulating coins. We pride ourselves in servicing our clientele to work in building special collections or locate key date coins with help from our global network and have done so since 2004. In addition, we are frequently top bidders on coins and collections when looking to divest.

Additional information

Quality

NGC PF69 UC, Proof

Mintage

500

Purity

99.90%

Condition/ Quality

Proof

Denomination

100 Yuan