Each coin's reverse design depicts a pig standing in a bed of mushrooms. The delicately frosted design, which appears on a mirror-like table, incorporates the Chinese character for "pig", The Perth
Mint's traditional "P" mintmark and the 2007 year-date.
The ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar, which dates back beyond 2600BC, is steeped in tradition and symbolism. Based on the appearance of the new moon, it associates a different animal with each year in a twelve-year cycle. The Chinese believe each animal has a profound influence on the personality of those born under its rule. Thus, people born in the year of the Pig (1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, and 2007) are regarded as gallant, honest, generous, and intelligent.