The Central Bank of Mongolia or Mongol Bank has issued a silver coin to celebrate the traditional Year of the Pig.
The commemorative coin, which is marked 10,000 Mongolian tugriks (3.7 U.S. dollars), has a 38.61-mm diameter and contains 31.1 grams of pure silver. It depicts a Mongolian bodon, or wild boar in English.
The coin is available at the Treasury Fund of the central bank at a cost of 400,000 Mongolian tugriks (150 U.S. dollars) per item.
The Year of the Pig begins on 5 February, according to the lunar calendar.
Since 1972, the Bank of Mongolia has been issuing gold, silver and bronze coins depicting the 12 animals of the zodiac, as well as endangered animals, Olympic athletes and other well-known figures, not to mention historical events and anniversaries.