Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series 2018 Year of the Dog 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

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Buy the Australian Lunar Series II 2018 Year of the Dog Silver Proof Coins from The Perth Mint, featuring:

  • Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Silver
  • 2018 Year of the Dog Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
SKU 2S1816EAAA

Story

11th animal

In 2018, we celebrate the 11th animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be loyal, amiable, kind and friendly.

Each coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure silver in proof quality.

Year of the dog design

The reverse of each coin depicts a German shepherd dog and pup lying in grass with Chinese peony flowers 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.

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 each coin's obverse.

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Elegant packaging and numbered certificates

Each release is housed in a stylish red and black display case and illustrated lunar-themed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Specifications

Specifications

Year 2018
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 0.500
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 0.50
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 15.553
Maximum Diameter (mm) 36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 1.97
Finish Proof
Legal Tender Australia
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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