Australian Lunar 2018 Year of the Dog Silver Proof 3 Coin Set (2oz, 1oz & 1/2oz)

Australian Lunar 2018 Year of the Dog Silver Proof 3 Coin Set (2oz, 1oz & 1/2oz)

SKU: 2S1816ZBAA

Availability: In stock

AUD$350.00

  • Australian Legal Tender

  • 2018 Year of the Dog Design

  • Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold

  • Issue Limit - 1,000

  • Numbered Certificates of Authenticity

  • Presentation Display Cases

In 2018, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Gold 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

Meticulously struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality. An issue limit of 1,000 three-coin sets will be released in this packaging.

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

Design
 
The reverse of each coin depicts a Labrador Retriever standing on rocks and featuring a stylised pine tree 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.
 
Presentation
 
The set is housed in a elegant oval-shaped display case, featuring a glossy timber-effect lid and presented in a coloured themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Issuer Perth Mint
Product Code 2S1816ZBAA
Metal Content (Troy oz) 2, 1, 1/2
Denomination AUD $2, $1, $0.5
Fineness (% purity) 99.99 Silver
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 62.213, 31.107, 15.553
Maximum Diameter (mm) 55.60, 45.60, 36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.42, 2.60, 1.97
Maximum Mintage 2,000
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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