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2006 Australian Lunar Dog 1/2 oz Gold Coin NGC MS70

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In 1996, the Australian Lunar Series was launched, with the introduction of its first collection. The Lunar Series I program lasted from 1996 until 2007, and since then, new designs have been incorporated into the subsequent collections, creating a rich and diverse history for the series. Today, you have the chance to buy 2006 Australian Lunar Dog 1/2 oz Gold Coins in perfect condition online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with an individual NGC protective plastic slab!
  • 11th year of issue in the Lunar Series I Gold collection!
  • Limited number of certified perfect gold coins!
  • Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
  • The face value of $50 (AUD) is fully backed by the Australian government.
  • Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
  • On the obverse is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The reverse features a lab.

In Chinese culture, the dog is often associated with loyalty, protection, and honesty. It is also seen as a symbol of good luck and fortune. In addition, the dog is sometimes associated with the element of Earth, which is seen as stable, practical, and nurturing.


The obverse design of the 2006 Lunar Dog 1/2 oz Gold Coins showcases Queen Elizabeth II in right-profile relief, wearing the iconic Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. This design was created by Ian Rank-Broadley and first appeared on Royal Mint coins in 1998. Inscriptions here include ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, and 50 DOLLARS.


Featuring on its reverse a hunting lab in left-profile relief, the 2006 Australian Lunar Dog Gold Coins embody the spirit of determination. With its gaze fixed on unseen prey, the dog captures the essence of focus and dedication. Inscriptions on this side of the coin include 2006, 1/2 OZ 9999 GOLD, and the Chinese symbol for a dog.


According to Chinese legend, the Jade Emperor invited all the animals to a race, and the first 12 animals to cross the finish line would each have a year named after them. The rat, who was small and cunning, managed to ride on the back of the ox and jump off at the finish line to win first place, while the other animals followed behind.


2006 Australian Lunar Dog 1/2 oz Gold Coins available here are in perfect condition. Mint State 70 specimens have full, original mint luster and no detractions.

Please contact Provident Metals if you have any questions. You can call us at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or email us directly.

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Product Details

Year 2016
Condition MS70
Grading Service NGC
Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Metals Purity 0.9999
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 2.4 mm
Diameter 25.1 mm
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination $50.00
Country Australia
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Australian Lunar
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging NGC Plastic Slab
Metal Content .5 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 4006973