The Lunar Series II coin program from the Perth Mint of Australia offers great variety to all precious metals enthusiasts that buy silver. The coin program includes a bullion and proof option each year, with the proof issues featuring extremely low mintage figures design to boost the collectible desire of the coins in question. The 2018 1 Kilo Proof Australian Silver Dog Coin is now available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a beautiful display clamshell and presentation-themed packaging.
- 11th design release of the Lunar Series II collection!
- Limited mintage of only 500 coins!
- Contains 1 Kilo (32.15 Troy oz) of .9999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $30 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- Year of the Dog design on the reverse.
- Lunar Series designs from Ing Ing Jong.
Each design in the Lunar Series II proof coin offering is available in silver and gold, though the specific designs vary. For the Year of the Dog gold coins, the Perth Mint and Ing Ing Jong chose the Labrador Retriever breed as the representative with a single dog featured on the coins reverse face.
For the 2018 1 Kilo Proof Australian Silver Dog Coin and other silver releases, the German Shepherd was chosen. Instead of one dog, Jong used the image of an adult dog and its young puppy for the silver release. Proof Australian Silver Dog Coins are available individually in 1 Kilo, 1 oz, and oz, and in a three-coin set that includes the oz and 1 oz coins with an exclusive 2 oz silver coin as well.
The reverse of the 2018 1 Kilo Proof Australian Silver Dog Coin includes the Year of the Dog design, which depicts two German Shepherds lying in a field. The German Shepherd is one of the most registered dog breeds in the United States and United Kingdom, and is a popular choice of police and military forces as a service partner.
On the obverse of the Proof Australian Silver Dog Coins youll find the familiar right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This particular design is the fourth-generation image of Her Majesty, which was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Each 2018 1 Kilo Proof Australian Silver Dog Coin arrives in a red-and-black clamshell display box, packaged inside of a Year of the Dog-themed presentation box. The coins come with an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity as well.
Perth Mint is the oldest operating mint in Australia, and the only operating mint outside the sovereign Royal Australian Mint. Located in Western Australia, the Perth Mint was originally founded in 1899 as part of the British Royal Mint.
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