2019 Pigsy - Zhu Ba Jie Medallions
To welcome the 2019 Year of the Boar, The Singapore Mint proudly presents a pair of limited edition medallions featuring Pigsy, also known as "Zhu Ba Jie" (猪八戒) – a well-known character from the classic chinese novel, Journey to the West (西游记).
On the obverse of both medallions, a cheery Pigsy is portrayed holding on to a plum blossom flower, dancing gleefully amongst the plum blossom trees. The five petals of the plum blossom signify the five blessings of happiness, good fortune, longevity, success and harmony.
On the reverse of the 20gm silver medallion, 12 zodiac animals encircle the Chinese character "Fu" (福) – a symbol of blessing, to signify abundance of prosperity and good fortune.
While on the tri-metal medallion, the reverse of the medallion features 12 zodiac animals encircling the Chinese characters "知足常乐" to signify contentment and happiness.