The proof series of Silver Australian Dog coins from the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II collection are available in four total weights: 1 Kilo, 2 oz, 1 oz, and 1/2 oz. The 2 oz silver coin is the most unique in this offering as it is only available to you for purchase in the Proof Silver Australian Dog 3-Coin Set. Right now, 2018 Proof Silver Australian Dog 3-Coin Sets are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
Coin Set Highlights:
- Ships to you inside of a Perth Mint clamshell with Lunar Series II packaging.
- Eleventh coin release from the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II program!
- Mintage limited to 1,000 coin sets only!
- Consists of a total of Three-and-a-Half Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver.
- Coins bear face values in Australian Dollars (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Obverse includes the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features the silver Year of the Dog design.
- Lunar Series II designs from Ing Ing Jong.
Each of the 2018 Proof Silver Australian Dog 3-Coin Sets ship inside of a three-coin clamshell that houses a 1/2 oz, 1 oz, and 2 oz silver coin from the Year of the Dog release. The coin clamshell is shipped inside of a Lunar Series II-themed presentation package and includes individually numbered Certificates of Authenticity.
As mentioned above, the coins available in the Proof Silver Australian Dog Series are available for individual purchase in three different weights ranging from the 1 Kilo coin down to the 1 oz silver and 1/2 oz coin. For the three-coin set, the 1 Kilo coin is set aside and replaced by the 2 oz coin which is available only in this set and not for individual purchase.
The obverse of all Proof Silver Australian Dog Coins includes the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty has featured on the obverse of all Australian coinage since 1952, with her image updated to reflect her age as the ruling monarch at different stages of her reign. This is the fourth-generation design that came from Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998.
On the reverse of the 2018 Proof Silver Australian Dog 3-Coin Set coins you’ll find the image of two German Shepherds. Designed by Ing Ing Jong, it depicts the two dogs lying down with an adult behind a young puppy. A Chinese peony flower adorns the background field and is accompanied by engravings of “P,” “Year of the Dog,” and the Chinese character for dog.
Perth Mint is the oldest operating facility in Australia. Originally opened in 1899 as the third and final British Royal Mint facility, today it is a state-owned entity of Western Australia and operates independently of the sovereign Royal Australian Mint.
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