Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II coins are the standard by which all other lunar-themed coin programs are measured. Offer in gold and silver with bullion and proof options, there’s no better choice for those buying precious metals than this major series from Australia’s oldest operating mint. Right now, the 2018 ½ oz Silver Australian Dog Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in acrylic capsules. 20 come in a roll and 100 in a box.
- Eleventh design release for the Lunar Series II collection!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $.50 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Reverse features German Shepherds for the Year of the Dog.
- Designs created by Ing Ing Jong.
Each 2018 ½ oz Silver Australian Dog Coin in this listing is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, but the coining process at the mint can sometimes result in minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks being present on the surfaces.
The Year of the Dog arrives as the penultimate release in the Lunar Series II collection from Perth Mint. The direct follow-up series to the Lunar Series collection (1996-2007), these coins also have a 12-year cycle to cover all animals of the Zodiac.
Ing Ing Jong’s design for the Year of the Dog silver coins features the German Shepherd. This popular working dog breed was originally developed for life on the farms, but today is often used in service roles with disabled individuals, police forces, and military units.
On the reverse of the 2018 ½ oz Silver Australian Dog Coin you’ll find two of these loving dogs relaxing on an open field, with Chinese peony flowers in the background and engravings of “Year of the Dog,” the Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark, and the Chinese character for dog.
The obverse of all Silver Australian Dog coins includes the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Captured in right-profile relief, this design represents the fourth-generation depiction of the Queen since her ascension to the throne of England in 1952. It was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Perth Mint’s Silver Australian Dog coins are available in a total of six weights, ranging from 10 Kilos and 1 Kilo down to this ½ oz Silver Australian Dog. The Perth Mint is a state-owned entity of Western Australia and the nation’s oldest operating mint.
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