In 2018, we celebrate the 11th animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The birth years for people born in the Year of the Dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018. Those born under this sign are said to be loyal, amiable, kind and friendly.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
Each coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.
2018 Year of the Dog Design
The reverse of each coin depicts a chocolate Labrador Retriever standing on rocks a stylised pine tree in the background. The Chinese character for ‘dog’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Dog’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2018 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 3,000 of the 2018 Year of the Dog 1oz Gold Proof Coloured Edition.
Elegant Packaging and Numbered Certificates
Each coin is housed in an oval-shaped display case and lunar-themed shipper, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.