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. Each coin comes packaged in its original state by Perth Mint in a strong fitted plastic coin capsule.
Specimen Quality 9999 Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 9999 pure silver in specimen quality.
Lunar Dog 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.
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 1/2 troy oz silver coin is indicated, which is 50 Australian cent, together with the year of the mintage, 2018, and the purity and weight of the coin, 1/2 oz, and 9999 silver
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 the monetary denomination.