Few silver coins for sale today are more popular than the Lunar Series II collection from the Perth Mint. Introduced in 2008, the coin series reaches its penultimate release in 2018 with the Year of the Dog. These diverse coins are available in countless bullion and proof options each year, including the stunning gilded silver coin with 24-karat gold layering. The 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Dog Coins are available to you for purchase today online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in the Perth Mints black-and-red clamshell with themed packaging and Certificate of Authenticity!
- 11th coin released in the Lunar Series II collection!
- Limited mintage of 47,500 coins!
- Gilded finish with 24-karat gold!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by Australia.
- Year of the Dog design from Ing Ing Jong on reverse features two German shepherds.
- Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse of the coins.
The Perth Mint makes the annual Lunar Series II releases available in countless versions. Beyond just 1 oz and fractional-weight silver bullion coins, these coins are also available in proof, high relief proof, and these stunning gilded coins. A gilded coin combines pure silver content in the coin with a layer of 24-karat gold applied to certain aspects of the design.
In the case of the 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Dog Coin, youll find that gilded layer on the obverse. Here, Ing Ing Jongs design of two German shepherds lying in a field is accentuated by the use of that gold layering on the adult dog featured in the background. The puppy in the foreground remains in pure silver, as do the Chinese peony flowers, Chinese character for dog, and the Perth Mints P mint mark.
On the obverse of all Australian Silver Dog Coins youll find the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty features on all Australian coinage, and this particular design represents the fourth-generation effigy of the Queen. It was created by British Royal Mint artist Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998 for British and commonwealth coinage.
Each of these 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Dog Coins are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition have no signs of wear and tear, but arent perfect either. There is the potential for minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks as a result of production on a BU coin.
Your 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Dog Coin ships in a Perth Mint clamshell for protection and easy display. The clamshell is packaged within a Year of the Dog, themed shipper box that includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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