The Lunar Series II collection of gold and silver coins for sale from the Perth Mint include various options each year. The coins of the Lunar Series II issue include bullion and proof versions in both gold and silver, with weights ranging from 1 Kilo down to the lowest fractional weights. Right now, the 2018 ½ oz Proof Australian Silver Dog Coin is available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in Perth Mint’s red clamshell with presentation packaging.
- 11th coin of Lunar Series II from Perth Mint!
- Limited mintage of only 8,000 coins!
- Contains ½ Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $.50 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Reverse features the Year of the Dog design.
- Lunar imagery created by Ing Ing Jong.
Each 2018 ½ oz Proof Australian Silver Dog Coin available from the Perth Mint is shipped inside of a red clamshell from the mint that perfectly houses your silver coin for display. The individual clamshell boxes are shipped inside of lunar-themed packaging reflecting the Year of the Dog, and the coins include a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The Year of the Dog arrives 11th in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac. Perth Mint’s lunar-themed collections are among the most coveted in the world today. What started with a modest Lunar Series in 1996 has grown into a second, robust series in the form of the Lunar Series II coins with designs from 2013 onward created by Ing Ing Jong.
On the reverse of all 2018 ½ oz Proof Australian Silver Dog Coins you’ll find the image of two German Shepherd dogs. An adult and a young puppy are featured lying in a field with a Chinese peony flower growing in the background to cultivate the full beauty of the design itself.
The obverse of the 2018 Proof Australian Silver Dog Coins includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fourth-generation depiction of the Queen and was created by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998.
All coins in the Proof Australian Silver Dog series have beautiful proof quality, which includes mirrored background fields and matte finishes to the design sets. Many proof coins obtain stunning contrast between background field and design as a result of their coining.
Perth Mint is the oldest operating mint facility in Australia. Opened in 1899 as the third and final British Royal Mint location, today it is a state-owned entity of Western Australia. It operates independently of the Royal Australian Mint, which opened in 1965 in the federal capital of Canberra.
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