* 99.99% pure silver
* Australian legal tender
* Chinese Lunar Year theme - Dog
* Internationally recognised
* Highly liquid
* Extremely limited, made to order with a limit of just 100 coins
* Presented in protective acrylic capsule
These magnificent silver 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.
A maximum of only 100 10kg coins will be produced on a mint-to-order basis. Production will close at the end of 2018, when the coin's mintage will be declared. Meticulously struck from 99.99% pure silver in bullion quality, the coins are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
Each coin's reverse depicts a German Shepherd dog and pup lying in grass with Chinese peony flowers 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.