Hi everyone, This is the 5th years of the lunar panda series. 2019 is year of PIG. This is not a favorable lunar years for Chinese and Foreigner. Thus, I have talked to Shenyang Mint to reduce down the mintage since it is not a favorable lunar year for both Asian and Westerner. They have agreed and get approval of reduce the planned mintage from 499 to 299 for silver version. The silver antique version will remain 99 mintage. The design are all consistent from monkey to pig. It is classic lunar design by choosing the rare and/or real animal(lunar) in China. let's recall the memory of the series of the LUNAR selected :- MONKEY - Golden snub-nosed monkey or Sichuan golden hair monkey (四川金丝猴). ROOSTER - Cochin breed of China. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochin_chicken DOG - Peiking dog of China Beijing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pekingese PIG - Peiking/Beijing Black of China. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_Black The Beijing Black Pig breed is a meat breed which can be found all through China. This breed is growing quickly and fairly large for intensively farmed. It has a distinctive, flexible muzzle, as their nostrils open onto a hard, protective disk. The inside of the Beijing Black Pig snout is rigidly attached to the head, allowing it to root vigorously for forage. Chinese eat a lot pig meat like German. Thus, there are many varieties of pig in China. However, The Peiking/Beijing black pig is the famous breed.Thus, we decide to choose this as the design for Lunar Pig panda.