These items are on a slight delay with availability expected in approx 2 weeks. Your entire order will ship upon their arrival (please note orders will only be dispatched when entire orders are fulfilled.
* 99.99% pure silver
* Australian legal tender
* Chinese Lunar Year theme - Dog
* Internationally recognised
* Highly liquid
* 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.
No mintage limit applies to the 2oz coin, however production of these coins will close at the end of 2018 when The Perth Mint will declare each coin's official mintage. 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.
Metal Content (Troy oz): 2.000
Fineness (% purity): 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g): 62.213
Monetary Denomination (AUD): 2.00
Maximum Diameter (mm): 55.60
Maximum Thickness (mm): 3.42