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.
The Chinese Lunar Series from the Perth Mint has proven to be one of the most celebrated and popular coin series produced.
Specimen Quality 9999 Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 9999 pure silver in specimen quality.
Stunning Gilded Design
This year’s dog design features both German Shepherd Adult and Puppy, bound to melt viewers with its high adorability factor.
On the reverse of the silver coin, both adult and pups are featured lying on a grass patch drizzled with Chinese Peony Flowers in the background. Delightful.
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.
Australian Legal Tender
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.
The coin is housed in a striking red and black display case and illustrated shipper.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity