The Australian Lunar Series has been in production since 1996 when the first collection was introduced. The Lunar Series I program ran from 1996 to 2007 and was followed by subsequent collections with new designs featured throughout the history of the collections. Now, 2006 1/2 oz Australian Gold Lunar Dog Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion in perfect condition.
- Coins arrive in protective NGC plastic slabs!
- 11th year of availability in the Lunar Series I collection!
- Limited availability of certified perfect coins!
- Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Issued a face value of $50 (AUD) by Australia.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features a hunting lab.
The Year of the Dog is the eleventh animal in the Chinese zodiac cycle, and it recurs every 12 years. Recent Years of the Dog include 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018, while upcoming dates for the Year of the Dog include 2030, 2042, and 2060.
The Chinese Zodiac is a 12-year cycle of animal signs, with each year being represented by a different animal. The 12 animals in the cycle, in order, are: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat (or sheep), monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. Each animal sign is believed to have its own personality traits and characteristics, and people born under each sign are said to exhibit those traits.
Obverse design elements on these 2006 1/2 oz Gold Lunar Dog Coins include a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is featured here in right-profile relief wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. This design was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley for the Royal Mint.
Reverse visuals on the 2006 Australian Gold Lunar Dog offer a glimpse at the determination of a hunting lab. This design shows a dog in left-profile relief with its vision focused on an unseen target in the distance.
These 2006 1/2 oz Australian Gold Lunar Dog Coins come with a perfect grade. Mint State 70 coins showcase full, original mint luster and have no detracting flaws of any kind on the design elements or surface areas of the coin.
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