Although it was established nearly 20 years after the Perth Mint’s original Lunar Series, Britain’s Shengxiao Series of lunar-themed coins are growing in popularity among silver investors and collectors. Available now in its fifth year, the British Lunar Series of coins is out with its latest design for the Year of the Dog. Right now, 2018 1 oz British Silver Year of the Dog Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in an individual capsule.
- 5th design release of the Shengxiao Series from the Royal Mint!
- Limited mintage of only 138,888 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of £2 (GBP) backed by the government of Britain.
- Obverse features the latest effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse includes a new Year of the Dog design.
- Creations from Wuon-Gean Ho.
Each 2018 1 oz British Silver Year of the Dog Coin listed here is in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, but that doesn’t mean flaws don’t exist. The coining process can result in minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks.
Wuon-Gean Ho has created all five designs now available from the British Lunar Series of coins, better known as the Shengxiao Series. Her creations, unlike the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II coins, are the same for both the gold and silver bullion issues.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz British Silver Year of the Dog Coin is the image of a playful young dog as runs across the design field. Engravings include the year of issue, weight, metal content, and purity of the coin, as well as the phrase “Year of the Dog.” The specific breed of dog depicted is a terrier type, a breed common to the United Kingdom for hundreds of years.
The obverse of 2018 British Silver Year of the Dog Coins includes the latest effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 2015 by Royal Mint Engraver Jody Clark, this effigy captures Her Majesty at the age of 89 and represents the fifth-generation portrait of the Queen to grace British coinage since 1952.
The Shengxiao Series of gold and silver coins from the Royal Mint include bullion options such as this 1 oz coin, as well as proof offerings. All coins in the series have the number 8 included in the final mintage figure, as it is deemed a lucky number in Chinese culture.
The Royal Mint is the official sovereign mint of the United Kingdom. It has struck coins of the realm for more than 1,000 years and now produces coins for an additional 60 countries around the world.
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