Symbol designed for Chinese New YearThis symbol was designed as an annual promotional item for the Chinese market. 2007 is the year of the Boar or Pig. This year’s design was prompted by the birth of a two-headed piglet in China just prior to the new year. [Story below]Generally this was seen as a very good omen and therefore dictated the design. Being that the event was so positive, the Chinese characters for Love, Luck, Health and Prosperity were added to the Chinese coin.The year of the Pig represents ‘fertility’ and doubly so with the birth of the piglet. Therefore within the center image (in red) is written ‘fertility’ in two directions to imply the ‘double’ fertility omen!Its a two-faced, four-eyed pigThursday, January 18, 2007The birth of this two-headed pig in China is being hailed as a miraculous conception by the farmers. The pig is widely seen as a symbol of fertility in China. And, what with 2007 being the Chinese Year Of The Pig, the unique porker is considered to be a blessing … Double Fertility in all things. Although, of course, it won't actually be the year of the pig until February 18. The two-faced porker weighs in at 1.5 kilograms, comes with 2 mouths and 4 eyes, and was born in the small village of Quanzhou in East China's Fujian province on January 15.