* 99.99% pure gold (24k)
* Australian legal tender
* Chinese Lunar Year theme - Dog
* Struck by the Perth Mint
* Internationally recognised
* Highly Liquid
* Presented in protective acrylic capsule
These magnificent gold coins celebrate the Year of the Dog, one of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be loyal, amiable, kind and friendly.
No mintage limit applies to the 1/10oz coin, however production will close at the end of 2018 when The Perth Mint will declare each coin's official mintage. Meticulously struck from 99.99% pure gold in bullion quality, the coins are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The reverse of each coin depicts a Labrador Retriever on rocks and featuring a stylised pine tree in the background. The design also incorporates the Chinese character for “dog”, the inscription “Year of the Dog” and The Perth Mint”s traditional “P” mintmark. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2018 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.
Each bullion coin is presented in a protective acrylic capsule.
Metal Content (Troy oz): 0.100
Fineness (% purity): 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g): 3.111
Monetary Denomination (AUD): 15.00
Maximum Diameter (mm): 18.600
Maximum Thickness (mm): 1.300