Australian Lunar 2018 Year of the Dog 1oz Silver Typeset Collection

Australian Lunar 2018 Year of the Dog 1oz Silver Typeset Collection


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  • Four 99.99% pure silver 1oz coins 

  • Magnificent Year of the Dog tributes

  • Proof, gilded, bullion and coloured finishes

  • Australian legal tender

  • Extremely limited issue – 1,500

  • Presentation packaging

  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

The typeset collection comprises a 1oz proof, bullion, gilded, and coloured coin from the Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II – 2018 Year of the Dog.

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 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 1,500 of the 2018 Year of the Dog 1oz Silver Typeset Collection in this packaging from the following maximum mintages: 8,500 (proof), 300,000 (bullion), 50,000 (gilded) and 170,000 (coloured).

The reverse of each coin depicts a 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 delicately frosted design on the silver proof coin appears on a polished table.

The gilded edition highlights the dog in 24 carat gold.

The coloured edition depicts the dog and the pup in vivid colour.

The shiny design on the bullion coin appears on a frosted table.

The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2018 year-date, and the monetary denomination are shown on each coin’s obverse.


Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the Four-Coin Set is housed in a contemporary red and black display case and themed shipper.


Issuer Perth Mint
Product Code 2S1826DZAA
Metal Content (Troy oz) 1 each
Denomination AUD $1 each
Fineness (% purity) 99.99 Silver
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107 each
Maximum Diameter (mm) 45.60 each
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.60 each
Maximum Mintage Proof(8,500) Gilded (50,000) Coloured (170,000) Bullion (300,000)
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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