From the Perth Mints Lunar Series II collection, arguably the most beautiful coins are those in the proof range. Offered with the same designs as the bullion coins, but with a more visually brilliant finish and low mintage figures, the Proof Australian Lunar Coins are highly coveted with each new issue year. Today, 2018 1 oz Proof Australian Gold Dog Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside the Perth Mints classic clamshell with Lunar Series II shipper.
- 11th coin release in the Lunar Series II collection at Perth Mint!
- Limited mintage of only 6,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Face value of $100 (AUD) is fully backed by Australias government.
- Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- Image of the Labrador Retriever on the reverse.
- Lunar Series designs from Ing Ing Jong.
The Perth Mints gold and silver Lunar Series II coins have a handful of differences with each new issue. The coins follow the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac, depicting a new animal of the year for each change in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Additionally, the Lunar Series II collection uses different designs for the gold and silver coins in a given release year.
For the Year of the Dog in 2018, Ing Ing Jong chose the Labrador Retriever as the image for the Proof Australian Gold Dog Coins. On the other hand, the German Shepherd represents the Year of the Dog on the Proof Australian Silver Dog Coins.
Finally, the Proof Australian Gold Dogs have fewer coin options available to those interested in buying gold. The coins available in the gold range include a 1 oz, oz, and 1/10 oz option. These three weights are available individually, as well as in a three-coin set. For comparison, the silver series has a 1 Kilo, 1 oz, and oz coin, as well as a three coin set that swaps the 1 Kilo for a 2 oz silver coin.
On the obverse of all Proof Australian Gold Dog Coins youll find the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is captured in right-profile relief in this fourth-generation image from Ian Rank-Broadley that was created in 1998.
The reverse of the 2018 1 oz Proof Australian Gold Dog Coin includes the image of a Labrador Retriever. This lovable gun-retriever dog is a family favorite in many nations, but also a reliable service dog for those with disabilities that rely on a four-legged helper.
2018 Proof Australian Gold Dog Coins are available in Perth Mint clamshells and Lunar Series II-themed shippers. Though Perth Mint has an announced maximum mintage of 6,000 1 oz gold coins, only 3,000 are available for individual purchase.
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