The Year of the Dog arrives again in 2018, and the Perth Mint nears the end of another successful lunar-themed coin series. Following the original Lunar Series (1996-2007), the Perth Mint immediately launched Lunar Series II in 2008. The 2018 release is the 11th in the 12-coin collection focuses on the Year of the Dog. Right now, 2018 10 oz Silver Australian Dog Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of an acrylic capsule.
- Eleventh coin from the Lunar Series II collection!
- Consists of Ten Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $10 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Reverse depicts the Year of the Dog design.
- Lunar Series II designs from Ing Ing Jong.
Each 2018 10 oz Silver Australian Dog Coin is available to you online in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, however, minor flaws are possible. Breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks occasionally occur as a result of the coining process at the mint.
The Year of the Dog arrives 11th in the Lunar Series II coin program and is the penultimate design as 2019 marks the conclusion of the series. The collection of gold and silver coins for sale from Perth Mint features unique gold and silver designs for each of the 12 animals in the cyclical calendar of the Zodiac.
For the Silver Year of the Dog Coins, there are seven total weights available from ½ oz up to 10 Kilos. Only the 1 oz and 10 Kilo coin have a set mintage figure, with all others set to be struck to meet demand through the end of the 2018 calendar year.
On the obverse of all Silver Australian Dog coins is Queen Elizabeth II’s image. Her Majesty appears on all Australian coinage, with this particular design coming from Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998. This is the fourth-generation depiction of the Queen during her long reign as Queen of England.
The reverse of the 2018 10 oz Silver Australian Dog Coin includes the depiction of two German Shepherds. The dogs are featured lying in a field, with an adult behind a smaller puppy. The background has Chinese peony flowers for décor and engravings of “P”, “Year of the Dog,” and the Chinese character for dog.
Located in Perth, Western Australia, the Perth Mint is the nation’s oldest operating facility. It was opened in 1899 and operates today independently of the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra.
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