A great many mints around the world strive to replicate the beauty and success of the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series I and II coin collections. The Royal Mint of Britain has arguably found its own footing with a lunar series coin collection, offering its Shengxiao Series to investors and collectors in both gold and silver since 2014, with all designs coming from Wuon-Gean Ho. Today, 2018 1 oz British Gold Year of the Dog Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of an individual protective capsule.
- 5th issue of the Shengxiao Series!
- Limited mintage of only 8,888 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Face value of £100 (GBP) is fully backed by the UK government.
- Jody Clark’s fifth-generation effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- A terrier breed of dog on the reverse for the Year of the Dog.
- Design from Wuon-Gean Ho.
Wuon-Gean Ho is a British-Chinese citizen born in Oxford, UK in 1973. She is an immensely talented illustrator and printmaker, having graduated from Cambridge University with a BA in History of Art to her credit. Since 2007, she’s spent significant time teaching printmaking in London, Italy, and the United States.
For the 5th release of the Shengxiao Series, Ho created a design for the Year of the Dog that strikes home with any Briton or dog owner. The terrier is a game species of dog, often used while hunting and has been around in the United Kingdom for hundreds of years. Although it’s a game dog, the terrier breeds are also loyal companions.
Each 2018 1 oz British Gold Year of the Dog Coin listed here is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear, though minor flaws are possible as a result of production. These often include breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks.
The obverse of the British Gold Year of the Dog Coins features the latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This fifth-generation effigy captures the Queen at age 89 and was completed by Royal Mint Engraver Jody Clark, who at 33 years old is the youngest engraver to complete Her Majesty’s portrait for coinage.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz British Gold Year of the Dog Coin you’ll find the image of a small, sprite terrier as it runs across the design field of the coin from right to left. Engravings identify the series issue for “Year of the Dog,” as well as the year of issue and the coin’s weight, metal content, and purity.
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