The Lunar Series II collection from the Perth Mint of Western Australia is the second in a long-running collection of lunar-themed silver bullion coins. There are 12 distinctive designs in each collection with additional coins bearing privy marks that generate added interest in the series. Right now, 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Lunar Dog Lion Privy Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic capsule!
- Eleventh coin form the Lunar Series II collection with a unique Lion Privy included!
- Mintage limited to 30,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- On the obverse side is a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse includes both the image of two German shepherds from the silver Lunar Year of the Dog issue and a Lion Privy mark.
Each 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Lunar Dog coin in this listing is available to you with a protective plastic capsule. The coins are all in Brilliant Uncirculated condition from the Perth Mint and come with a distinctive privy mark on the reverse of the coins.
The inclusion of privy marks on Lunar Series II coins provides added interest in particular designs. With the release of the Lion Privy mark, the added design offers appeal to the people of Germany, in particular. The German market is one of the most popular for the sale of Silver Australian Lunar coins and the use of a Lion Privy on these coins is a nod to that.
On the reverse of 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Lunar Dog Lion Privy Coin is the image of two German shepherds. This Year of the Dog design from Ing Ing Jong is unique to the silver coins in this release and depicts the two dogs lying down near one another in a field of grass. The inclusion of a Lion Privy mark is a nod to the importance of the lion in German heraldry, especially in the region of Bavaria.
The obverse of 2018 Silver Australian Lunar Dog Lion Privy Coins includes the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This design is a right-profile portrait and was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley for use on British coins. It is the fifth-generation design used on Australian coins.
Founded in 1899, the Perth Mint is the oldest operating facility in Australia. Now owned by the state government of Western Australia, the Perth Mint operates independently from the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra.
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