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

This beautiful coin features the lunar dog set in stunning Australian opal. This is an exceptional addition to the 2018 lunar coins and would make a wonderful gift for those born in the year of the dog.

Key features:

  • Authentic Australian opal design
  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • Beautiful presentation case with light
  • Australian legal tender
  • Numbered certificate
Mintage 5,000


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.

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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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