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1 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Dog Bar with Assay | Scottsdale Mint

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The Scottsdale Mints lunar calendar series of gold bullion bars is an impressive collection that showcases the power of collaboration between private mints. Working with Switzerlands Argor-Heraeus, the Scottsdale Mint has produced a collection with its own unique designs and secure packaging for investors. Right now, you can buy 1 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Dog Bars online at Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with a sealed assay pack from the Scottsdale Mint!
  • Part of the Lunar Calendar collection from Scottsdale Mint and Argor-Heraeus!
  • Limited issue in 2018 only!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
  • Obverse features a dog made from the Chinese symbol for the canine.
  • Reverse includes the joint mint logo design.
  • Individual serial numbers.

With your purchase of 1 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Dog Bars, Provident Metals is happy to offer you the original sealed assay pack from the Scottsdale Mint and Argor-Heraeus. Each bar is individually packaged inside of the sealed assay with a capsule to house the bar in the center. The card includes certification information such as the weight, purity, and metal content of the bar. Most important of all, the card features the assayers signature and a unique serial number assigned to this bar.


In the obverse design, the 1 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Dog Bar showcases the image of a dog in left-profile relief. This isnt any old dog design though. The mint has used the Chinese symbol for a dog to form the body of the animal in the center of the design, with a stylized head to create the complete image of a dog. Inscriptions on this face of the bar include Year of the Dog at the top and 2018 at the bottom.


For the reverse design field, 1 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Dog Bars in this listing have the joint logo of the Scottsdale Mint and Argor-Heraeus. This circular logo is set at the top of the bar with the American and Swiss flags in the center and the two mint names around the flags in an outer circle. The inscriptions below include the weight, purity, and metal content as 1 Troy Ounce, 9999, Fine Gold. An assayers mark is included on this side as well.


The Year of the Dog is the 11th in the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac. The Chinese lunar calendar resets and repeats every 12 years with the Year of the Rat first and the Year of the Pig last. Each of the gold bars in this series is produced only for the calendar year in which the animal represented is active in the Zodiac.


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Product Details

Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Scottsdale Mint
Condition New
Edge Style Smooth
Product Series Scottsdale Lunar
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Assay
Packaging Dimensions 2.7x3.4x0.2
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2574344