The penultimate release of the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II collection is the Year of the Dog. The silver coins of the 2018 Lunar Series II release feature the German shepherd, with the gold coins in the release focusing on the Labrador retriever breed. Right now, 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Dog Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com in perfect condition.
- Ships to you packaged inside of protective plastic slabs by the NGC!
- Eleventh design issue in the Lunar Series II collection from Perth Mint!
- Availability of certified coins is limited in the 300,000 coin original mintage!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s image.
- Reverse bears the German shepherd design for the silver Year of the Dog coins!
Each 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Dog Coin you can purchase here today at Silver.com is a certified perfect coin according to the NGC. A Mint State 70 coin exhibits its full, original mint luster and its surfaces completely lack any signs of detracting flaws.
With each release year in the Lunar Series II collection, the Perth Mint focuses on designs for its silver and gold coins that beautifully capture the animal found on the Chinese lunar calendar for that particular year. 2018 is the Year of the Dog, and Perth Mint’s designs impress yet again with two dogs on the silver coins for sale in the collection.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Dog Coin is the depiction of two dogs at rest in a field with Chinese peony flowers adorning the design background. The dogs are German shepherds, with an adult in the front and a young pup in the immediate foreground. Engravings include the Chinese symbol for dog and the words “Year of the Dog.”
The obverse of all Silver Australian Dog Coins in the Lunar Series II release feature the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is found here in a fourth-generation design from Ian Rank-Broadley. The Queen’s effigy is accompanied by engravings of “Elizabeth II,” “Australia,” “1 oz 9999 Ag,” “2018,” and “1 Dollar.”
Perth Mint is the oldest operating mint in Australia, having opened its doors in 1899 as the final of three Royal Mint facilities in the country. It has operated independently since Australia’s federation movement, and today is separate from the sovereign minting operation at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra.
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