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2018 Year of the Dog 5oz silver proof coin

SKU #1711605

2018 Year of the Dog 5oz silver proof coin

Celebrating the Year of the Dog in 2018, this $10 5oz fine silver proof coin is a stunning representation of this Chinese zodiac sign.
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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.

Coin details
The reverse features an artistic representation of a dog surrounded by the original Lunar Series design elements.

The proof coins are presented in beautiful presentation cases with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Mint: Royal Australian Mint
  • Issue date: 4 September 2017
  • Metal: 99.9% silver
  • Finish: Proof
  • Denominations: $10
  • Mintage: 500
  • Minimum weight: 5oz
  • Maximum diameter: 65.1mm
  • Designer: Royal Australian Mint