These magnificent Australian Lunar gold and silver coins celebrate the Year of the Dog, one of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. The birth years 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.The reverse of each coin depicts a German Shepherd dog and pup lying in grass with Chinese peony flowers in the background. The design also incorporates the Chinese character for dog, the inscription Year of the Dog and The Perth Mints traditional P mintmark.
The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2018 year-date, the weight and purity, and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin. NEW PRODUCT RELEASE SEPTEMBER 2017. No mintage limit applies to 1 kilo, 10oz, 5oz, 2oz and 1/2oz coins.
Except for the 1 kilo release, production of these coins will close at the end of 2018 when The Perth Mint will declare each coin's official mintage. A maximum of 100 10 kilo coins will also be produced on a mint-to-order basis.Similarly, production will close at the end of 2018, when the coin's mintage will be declared. The Perth Mint will produce up to 300,000 1oz coins. Due to the low mintage of the 1oz size it is highly collectable and is sure to sell out fast. Meticulously struck from 99.99% pure silver in bullion quality, the coins are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. Each bullion coin is presented in protective acrylic capsules. Subscribe to our newsletter subscribe. The item "2018 Silver Bullion 10oz Lunar Year of the Dog" is in sale since Sunday, March 4, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\Australian\Decimal". The seller is "melbournemint" and is located in Banyo. This item can be shipped to Australia, all countries in Europe, United States, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand.