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

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


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  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver

  • Coloured Year of the Dog design

  • Australian legal tender

  • Limited issue – 9,000

  • Presentation packaging

  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

In 2018, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Silver Proof Coin Series II celebrates the Year of the Dog, the eleventh 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.

Purity and Issue Limit

Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

Australian Legal Tender
The Perth Mint will release no more than 9,000 of the 2018 Year of the Dog 1oz Silver Proof Coloured Edition in individual packaging from a maximum mintage of 10,000.

The reverse of the coin depicts a coloured 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.

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.


Each coin is housed in a stylish red and black display case within an illustrated lunar-themed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.


Issuer Perth Mint
Product Code 2S1816DDAA
Metal Content (Troy oz) 1
Denomination AUD $1
Fineness (% purity) 99.99 Silver
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107
Maximum Diameter (mm) 45.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.60
Maximum Mintage 10,000
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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