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SKU #1712973

2018 Australian Lunar Dog 1/2oz silver proof coin

SKU #1712973

2018 Australian Lunar Dog 1/2oz silver proof coin

Struck from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, this 2018 Year of the Dog coin is limited to no more than 9,000.
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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.

Coin details
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.

Each individual coin and three-coin set is housed in a stylish red and black presentation case and themed shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Mint: The Perth Mint
  • Issue date: 5 September 2017
  • Metal: 99.99% silver
  • Finish: Proof
  • Denominations: 50c
  • Mintage: 9,000
  • Minimum weight: 15.553g
  • Maximum diameter: 36.6mm
  • Maximum thickness: 1.97mm
  • Designer: Ing Ing Jong