The Lunar Series II collection of bullion and proof coins from Perth Mint is the preeminent option for those looking to buy gold with a lunar-themed design. With eight weights to choose from in gold alone, theres no other lunar-themed coin series in the world that can compete with the Perth Mints Lunar Series II collection. Right now, the 2018 1/20 oz Australian Gold Dog Coin is available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in an individual acrylic capsule.
- 11th design for the Lunar Series II program!
- Contains 1/20 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $5 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth IIs portrait.
- Reverse features the Year of the Dog design with a Labrador Retriever.
- Design on reverse from Ing Ing Jong.
All 2018 1/20 oz Australian Gold Dog Coins in this listing are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, but minor flaws are possible. Breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks can result from the coining process at the mint.
When the Perth Mint lists a coin as unlimited mintage, it does have a cap on the timeline of coining. For these 2018 release coins, the Perth Mint will strike Year of the Dog gold coins to meet demand through the end of the 2018 calendar year. All weights in the Year of the Dog gold series have unlimited mintage, except for the 1 oz gold coin.
The reverse side of the 2018 1/20 oz Australian Gold Dog Coin features the Labrador Retriever. A different design from the German Shepherd featured on the silver coins, the Lab is featured on a collection of rocks with a small, stylized pine tree growing from the rocks in the background. Engravings of Year of the Dog, the P mint mark of the Perth Mint, and the Chinese character for dog also appear.
On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth IIs portrait. The longest-reigning monarch in the world right now, this portrait was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley as the fourth-generation effigy of Her Majesty to feature on British and commonwealth coinage.
Perth Mint is the oldest operating mint facility in Australia. Founded in 1899 as the third and final British Royal Mint facility, it outlasted the Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint, and is older than even the sovereign Royal Australian Mint located in the federal capital of Canberra.
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