The Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II coin program is a perfect example of diversity in precious metals. Investors will find something to love in this collection with gold and silver bullion coins, while collectors can marvel in the new annual designs, with different focal designs for the gold and silver coins, both of which are available in stunning proof. Today, 2018 1 oz Proof Gold Australian Dog Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships inside a Perth Mint clamshell case with lunar-themed presentation packaging.
- Eleventh coin design in the Lunar Series II collection!
- Mintage limited to 3,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Issued a face value of $100 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Reverse includes the Labrador Retriever design for the Year of the Dog.
- Lunar designs from Ing Ing Jong.
The 2018 Proof Gold Australian Dog coins are available to collectors with a beautiful design not found on the silver version of the coin, enticing collectors to add both images to their personal collection. The Labrador Retriever appears on the gold coins for sale in this series, while the silver coins feature the German Shepherd.
For the 2018 Proof Gold Australian Dog series, the Perth Mint offers four options when purchasing the coins. The 1 oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz gold coins are available for individual purchase with mintage figures of 3,000, 5,000, and 4,000 for individual sale respectively. There’s also a three-coin set with all three weights available that has a low mintage of just 1,500 sets.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz Proof Gold Australian Dog Coin you’ll find that Labrador Retriever standing on a rocky outcrop, with a stylized pine tree for décor in the background field. The Lab is a gun-retriever dog favored by hunters for its keen senses in the wild, but the highly trainable nature of this breed makes for great service pets too.
The obverse of all Proof Gold Australian Dog Coins includes Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy. Her Majesty can be found on this face of the coin in right-profile relief. This is the fourth-generation depiction of the Queen used since 1952 and was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Each 2018 1 oz Proof Gold Australian Dog Coin arrives in a Perth Mint red-and-black clamshell display, that is itself shipped in a Lunar Series II-themed shipper that has Year of the Dog artwork. Each coin includes an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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