As the Lunar Series II collection from the Perth Mint nears its end, the penultimate release takes investors to the Year of the Dog with a stunning new set of designs. Led by coin designer and artist Ing Ing Jong, Lunar Series II’s Year of the Dog images capture the German shepherd on the silver coins for sale in the collection. The 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Dog Coin is available to you right now for purchase online from JM Bullion in perfect condition.
- Arrives sealed into a protective plastic slab by the NGC!
- 11th design issue in the Lunar Series II collection from the Perth Mint!
- Limited availability of certified coins from the 300,000 coin mintage!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by Australia.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II is featured on the coin’s obverse.
- The design of two German shepherds anchors the Year of the Dog release on the reverse.
The German shepherd is one of the most recognizable working breeds in the world. A large working dog, as the name suggests this species originated in Germany at the end of the 19th century. Their original role was to herd sheep in rural regions of Germany, but their strength, intelligence, and trainability made them excellent service dogs. Today, German shepherds work with military and police units, and also serve as companion dogs.
In the Year of the Dog release from Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II collection, investors buying silver will find the German shepherd featuring on the reverse of all silver coins. The gold coins released in the 2018 Year of the Dog range feature the Labrador retriever, another popular dog breed in North America.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Dog Coin is the image of an adult German shepherd dog lying in a field with a young puppy. Other elements of the design include Chinese peony flowers in the background and the Chinese symbol for dog.
The obverse of the Australian Silver Dog coins features Australia’s favorite obverse coin design. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II is found on the obverse of all commemorative bullion and circulation coins struck in Australia. This is the fourth-generation design created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley for the Royal Mint.
Individual 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Dog coins in this listing are perfect specimens as graded by the NGC. Coins with a Mint State 70 grade feature full, original mint luster and lack any detracting flaws on the surface areas or design elements.
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