2018 is the year of the dog, the eleventh animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They are honest, friendly, faithful, loyal, smart, straightforward, venerable and have a strong sense of responsibility.
Specimen Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure Gold. in specimen quality.
Lunar Dog Design
This year’s dog design features a crowd favorite – a Labrador Retriever. On the reverse of the gold coin, it features the Labrador retriever posed next to a conifer tree.
The Mandarin character for Dog (狗) and the inscription ‘Year of the Dog’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
The obverse side of the coin features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley in the center of the coin. In the circular border of the coin, the words “Elizabeth II and Australia” is highlighted.
At the bottom of the coin, the legal tender value of the 2oz gold coin is indicated, which is 200 Australian Dollars, together with the year of the mintage, 2018, and the purity and weight of the coin, 2oz, and .9999 gold.
Australian Legal Tender
The coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The coin’s obverse bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse, and has the face value of 100 Australian Dollars.