Australian Lunar Series coins have been continuously available to precious metal enthusiasts since 1996. In that year, the original Lunar Series of coins debuted and ran a full 12-year cycle through 2007. In 2008, Perth Mint unveiled Lunar Series II with new designs for the 12-year rotation, and it has now reached its penultimate point with the release of the Year of the Dog coin. The 2018 1 oz Australian Gold Dog Coin is available to you online today from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective acrylic capsule.
- 11th issue in the Lunar Series II program!
- Limited mintage of only 30,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $100 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- Queen Elizabeth IIs effigy on the obverse.
- Labrador Retriever for the Year of the Dog design on the reverse.
- Created by Ing Ing Jong.
For those interested in buying gold, there are few options better than the 2018 Australian Gold Dog. The latest coin in the Lunar Series II program, these bullion specimens are available in a wide range of weights. Included in the 2018 release are 1 Kilo, 10 oz, 2 oz, oz, oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/20 oz coins in addition to these 1 oz Australian Gold Dog coins.
The Labrador Retriever is classified as a gun-retriever dog, and historically the breed has been used as a hunting partner for mankind. Today, many retrievers are family dogs and service dogs, proving quite adept as service dogs for the blind and physically handicapped. The Lab, as its affectionately known, is the Year of the Dog representative on the 2018 Australian Gold Dog coin.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz Australian Gold Dog Coin is the image of that Labrador Retriever. This particular dog is depicted standing on a collection of rocks with a background that includes a stylized pine tree. Inscriptions on this face include the Year of the Dog, the P mint mark of Perth Mint, and the Chinese character for dog.
The obverse of all Australian coinage includes the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty has appeared on the obverse of British and commonwealth coinage since 1952 when she became Queen of England, and this is the fourth-generation depiction. Captured in right-profile relief, it was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Each 2018 1 oz Australian Gold Dog Coin available here today is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear, but minor flaws are possible from the striking of blanks during coining. These flaws range from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks.
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