2007 PNC Year of the Pig

December 7, 2010

Australia 2007 Year of the Pig PNC 50c

2007 marked the Year of the Pig, the 12th sign in the Chinese zodiac. In celebrating this year the Perth Mint produced a legal tender Australian coin and Australia Post released commemorative stamps which were issued together in a bright design of a PNC or coin and stamp cover.

The uncirculated coin, produced by the Perth Mint is legal tender for 50c. It will never be found in your change though, it is strictly a non-circulating design. It is round with a completely milled edge. It's composed of aluminium bronze, is 30mm in diameter and weighs 13.8grams. It is housed in a card insert inside a first day cover. The coin design is simply a pig on a chinese setting background with the symbol of 2007 in Chinese characters. The obverse depicts the standard portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.

The envelope was designed by Australia Post and features a viewing hole for the coin inside the card. It houses a 50c and $1.45c stamps cancelled at Christmas Island Western Australia on January 9th 2007, the first day of issue. This PNC was issued for $11.95.

A legal tender one dollar was produced in 2007 also depicting the Year of the Pig but minted by Australia's circulating coin producers, the Royal Australian Mint.

Australia 2007 Year of the Pig PNC 50c

Posted by harrisk at December 7, 2010 10:15 AM
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