Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II collection of coins is one of the most coveted releases among precious metal enthusiasts. Available in silver and gold each year, these beautiful coins come with the guaranteed quality of Perth Mint coinage and a stunning new design on the reverse side with each new release. Today, the 2018 ¼ oz Gold Australian Dog Coin is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in an acrylic capsule.
- Eleventh design from the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II collection!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Face value of $25 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Ian Rank-Broadley’s depiction of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- Year of the Dog featuring the Labrador Retriever design on the reverse.
- Lunar Series II designs by Ing Ing Jong.
The Perth Mint’s Year of the Dog issue comes with unlimited mintage for many of the coin weights in the series. Of the gold coins offered, only the 1 oz coin has a set limit of 30,000 coins in total. All of the other seven weights available in gold have what Perth Mint labels “unlimited mintage.”
By this, Perth Mint means that it will strike the coins to meet demand, but only until a certain date. For the 2018 ¼ oz Gold Australian Dog Coin, the mint will strike coins through the end of the calendar year matching the issue date. In this case, the end of 2018.
Each 2018 ¼ oz Gold Australian Dog Coin is in BU condition. Coins in this condition have no signs of wear and tear, but there is the potential for minor flaws. As a result of production processes, it is possible for minor issues such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks to be present on the coins.
The obverse of all Gold Australian Dog Coins includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. England’s longest reigning monarch came to the throne in 1952 after her father’s death. This is the fourth-generation depiction of the Queen on Australian coinage and came from Rank-Broadley in 1998.
On the reverse of the 2018 ¼ oz Gold Australian Dog Coin you’ll find the image of a Labrador Retriever. Considered a gun-retriever dog, this breed was originally used as a hunting companion to retrieve game. Today, Labs have proven themselves as capable service dogs because of their obedience and trainability.
Perth Mint is located in Perth, Western Australia. Originally opened in 1899, it is Australia’s oldest operating mint and predates the official sovereign mint in Canberra, the Royal Australian Mint.
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