The silver Lunar Series II coins from the Perth Mint are a staple of that mint’s annual coin releases. The popular follow-up collection to the mint’s original Lunar Series, there have been Zodiac-themed coin designs offered by Perth in every year now since 1996. Right now, the 2018 2 oz Silver Australian Dog Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ship in individual plastic capsules, multiples of 100 ship in boxes.
- Eleventh coin release of Lunar Series II!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $2 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait.
- Reverse features the German Shepherd as the Year of the Dog symbol.
- Designed by Ing Ing Jong.
Each 2018 2 oz Silver Australian Dog Coin listed online at Silver.com is in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, but it is possible for imperfections to result from the coining process. These minor flaws are limited to breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
The Lunar Series II collection of silver bullion coins for 2018 includes seven options in total. The largest coin is the soon-to-be announced 10 Kilo coin with a low mintage of just 100 in total, with smaller sizes going down from 1 Kilo, 10 oz, 5 oz, and 2 oz to the 1 oz and ½ oz options.
Coins from the Perth Mint with an unlimited mintage are available only for a set amount of time. Perth Mint will strike coins with an unlimited mintage to meet demand, but only through the end of the calendar year of issue on the coin’s face. In this case, the end of 2018.
On the reverse of the 2018 2 oz Silver Australian Dog Coin you’ll find the image of two German Shepherds. One of the most popular working breed dogs in the world, this design includes an adult and a puppy lying in a field with Chinese peony flowers in the background of the design field.
The obverse of all Silver Australian Dog coins features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy appears on the obverse of all Australian coinage, with this particular design representing the fourth-generation portrait of the Queen during her long reign. It was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Perth Mint is the oldest operating mint in Australia, and was founded in 1899 as part of the British Royal Mint system. Today it is a state-owned entity of Western Australia that operates independently of the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra.
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