2018 Year of the Dog 1/20oz gold coloured coin
Struck from 1/20oz of 99.99% pure gold is the latest release to add to this prestigious Twelve-Coin Collection.Read more
Delivery within Australia only
Reputedly the oldest chronological record in history, the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar dates back before 2,600BC. Based on the appearance of the new moon, it associates a different animal with each year in the 12-year lunar cycle.
Traditionally, the first year of the lunar cycle is ruled by the mouse. According to legend, the order of the animals in Chinese astrology was determined by their race across a river. Each animal is believed to influence the personality of the people born under its rule.
Forthcoming and final release:
- 2019 Year of the Pig
The coloured reverse of the coin depicts a chocolate 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 .
The Year of the Dog 1/20oz Gold Coloured Coin is the latest release to add to this prestigious Twelve-Coin Collection. This coin will be presented in a capsule and is accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Mint: The Perth Mint
- Issue date: 6 March 2018
- Metal: 99.99% gold
- Finish: Coloured
- Denominations: $5
- Minimum weight: 1.555g
- Maximum diameter: 14.6mm
- Maximum thickness: 0.9mm
- Designer: Ing Ing Jong