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2018 Proof Year of the Dog Australian Lunar Silver Coin

2018 Proof "Year of the Dog" Limited Edition Australian Lunar Silver Coin

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Overview & Details

2018 Proof "Year of the Dog" Limited Edition Australian Lunar Silver Coin
Gift yourself or someone you love with this unique collectible. Commemorate the Year of the Dog in the Chinese zodiac with this handsome silver coin. It's the perfect way to collect precious metals, and it comes in zodiac-inspired packaging.
What You Get

  • 2017 proof Australian Lunar "Year of the Dog" silver coin
  • Original government packaging
  • Certificate of authenticity

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The Key Specs

Coin Grade/Condition: Proof
Mint Mark: P for Perth Mint
Limited Edition: 5,000
Packaging: Encapsulated and in original government packaging

Coin 1

Obverse: Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; Inscriptions include: Elizabeth II, Australia, 1 oz. 9999 AG, 1 dollar and 2018
Reverse: Depicts a German Shepherd dog and pup lying in grass with Chinese peony flowers in the background. Inscriptions include the Chinese character for dog, Year of the Dog as well as the traditional "P" Perth mint mark
Composition: 99.99% silver
Diameter: Approx. 46.5mm (1.79") in diameter
Weight: Approx. 31.107 grams (1.09 oz.)


"Year of the Dog" Australian Lunar coin
  • Genuine Australian currency
  • Commemorates 2018 as the Year of the Dog in the Chinese zodiac
  • According to the ancient Chinese zodiac, human character is interpreted not by the month, but rather by the lunar year of birth. This zodiac is represented by one of twelve animals
  • Legend has it, that one day Buddha summoned all animals, but only twelve answered his call: a rat appeared first, followed by a buffalo, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and finally a pig
  • The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018

Struck in 99.99% silver
  • Precious-metal coin

Proof condition
  • Struck at least twice on highly polished coin blanks to bring out the mirrored background and high-relief images

Encapsulated and in original government packaging
  • Helps protect coin's condition during storage and display


2018 Proof "Year of the Dog" Limited Edition Australian Lunar Silver Coin

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