Australian Lunar 2018 Year of the Dog 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

Australian Lunar 2018 Year of the Dog 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin


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  • Australian Legal Tender

  • 2018 Year of the Dog Design

  • Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Silver

  • Issue Limit - 8,000

  • Numbered Certificates of Authenticity

  • Presentation Display Cases

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 from 99.99% pure silver in proof quality. An issue limit of 8,000 1/2oz coins will be produced in this packaging.

Australian Legal Tender
The coins are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

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 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.
Each coin is housed in a stylish red and black presentation case and themed shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Issuer Perth Mint
Product Code 2S1816EAAA
Metal Content (Troy oz) 0.5
Denomination AUD $0.5
Fineness (% purity) 99.99 Silver
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 15.553
Maximum Diameter (mm) 36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 1.97
Maximum Mintage 9,000
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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