2018 Year of the Dog $1 Fine Silver Proof Coin(11.66g in red box)

2018 Year of the Dog $1 Fine Silver Proof Coin(11.66g in red box)

SKU: 210592

Availability: In stock


  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

  • 2018 Year of the Dog Design

  • Australian Legal Tender

  • Issue Limit - 10,000

  • Presentation Display Cases

  • Numbered Certificates of Authenticity

To celebrate the Year of the Dog in 2018, the Royal Australian Mint will release the last set of coins from its highly-regarded Lunar Series. Reflecting many of the original Lunar Series design elements these coins are a stunning representation of this Chinese zodiac sign.

History and Significance

The Chinese Zodiac, Sheng Xiao, has its basis in a twelve-year cycle. Each year is represented by one of twelve animals with unique personality traits, with these characteristics being passed on to people born in that year. In 2018, the Lunar Year of the Dog will see the births of many people who are said to be faithful, courageous, agile, smart and warm-hearted.

The Chinese Lunar Calendar also rotates through the elements of earth, fire, water, metal and wood as part of a larger 60-year cycle.

The earth dogs born this year will also be communicative, serious, and responsible in work. At many Chinese celebrations, holidays and special events, monetary gifts are given to wish hope and prosperity to younger people. These offerings are traditionally given in red envelopes, a colour which both symbolises good luck and wards off evil forces.

Purity and Issue Limit

Meticulously struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, no more than 10,000 coins will be released worldwide.

Features and Design
  • The reverse features an artistic representation of a dog surrounded by the original Lunar Series design elements
  • Obverse features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley
  • Proof coins presented in beautiful presentation cases with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Australian legal tender coins
Issuer Royal Australian Mint
Product Code 210592
Metal Content (Troy oz) NA
Denomination AUD $1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9 Silver
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 11.66
Maximum Diameter (mm) 25.00
Maximum Thickness (mm) NA
Maximum Mintage 10,000
Designer Royal Australian Mint

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