The Australian Lunar Series II collection of gold and silver coins is the example that all other lunar collections attempt to live up to each year. Available in options that go well beyond bullion, these coins have proof, high relief, and gilded finishes among the many products for sale. Today, the 2018 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Dog High Relief Coin is available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in the Perth Mint clamshell with Certificate of Authenticity!
- 11th coin in the Australian Lunar Series II collection!
- Limited mintage of only 7,500 coins!
- High-relief striking!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by Australias government.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth IIs right-profile portrait.
- Reverse bears the 2018 Year of the Dog design from Ing Ing Jong.
Ing Ing Jong has been the designer of Lunar Series II coins for the Perth Mint since 2013, and has created a beautiful design on the 2018 Australian Silver Dog coins. With a different design than the gold releases in 2018, these coins feature two German shepherd dogs. This design is used across all silver releases in the collection for 2018.
Your purchase of the 2018 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Dog High Relief Coin includes the iconic red-and-black clamshell display box of the Perth Mint. The box is shipped to you in a Year of the Dog shipper box and includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity for your individual coin.
Further, these coins are a high-relief strike. Coins struck under high relief face greater pressure in the coining press during production. On both the obverse and reverse side, the coins are minted on a concave surface to ensure the optimum flow of the metal during striking. This results in greater, raised detail on the finished product.
The obverse of all 2018 Australian Silver Dog Coins includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fourth-generation portrait of Her Majesty to feature on Australian coins, and this one comes from British Royal Mint designer Ian Rank-Broadley who completed it in 1998 for British coinage and other commonwealth products.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Dog High Relief Coin youll find the image of two German shepherds. The adult is featured lying down behind a young puppy in the foreground. Chinese peony flowers dot the background field of the design along with the P mint mark and the Chinese character for dog.
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