Year of the dog

An exceptional celebration of the Year of the Dog, this unique release features the shape of a dog etched in authentic Australian opal which makes a wonderful gift for those born in the Year of the Dog.  The coin is struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality.  The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Australian opal lunar series – Year of the dog 2018 1oz silver proof coin.

Opal insert design

The gemstone feature is embedded within a silver coin depicting stylised leaves and flowers. Included in the design is the inscription YEAR OF THE DOG, the 2018 year-date, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

03 2018 YearOfTheDog Opal Silver 1oz InCase HighRes

Presentation case with light and numbered certificate

The coin is presented in a prestigious display case with a light, which turns on as you open the lid and illuminates the stunning individual colours of the opal. The coin is packaged within a beautifully illustrated shipper and a numbered certificate of authenticity.



Year 2018
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 1.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107
Maximum Diameter (mm) 36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.95
Maximum Mintage 5,000
Finish Proof, Coloured
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Natasha Muhl

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