2018 Year of the Dog 1Kilo Silver Gemstone Edition

2018 Year of the Dog 1Kilo Silver Gemstone Edition


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  • Eleventh of twelve gemstone designs

  • Features a blue sapphire gemstone

  • Australian legal tender

  • 99.99% pure silver

  • Limited mintage - 500

  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

  • Presentation packaging

This year’s gemstone edition from the Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II depicts the dog, the 11th of the 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar.

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

A superb gift or collectable, the coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1 kilo of 99.99% pure sil ver and features a spectacular blue sapphire.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 500 of the 2018 Year of the Dog 1 Kilo Silver Gemstone Edition.


The reverse of the coin depicts a coloured German shepherd dog and pup lying in grass with Chinese peony flowers in the background. The dog has a blue sapphire set into its eye. 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 classic black and red display case and themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Issuer Perth Mint
Product Code OOP 2S1806ABAA
Metal Content (Troy oz) 32.151
Denomination AUD $30
Fineness (% purity) 99.99 Silver
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 1000.100
Maximum Diameter (mm) 100.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 16.80
Maximum Mintage 500
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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