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2006 Australian Lunar Dog 5 oz Silver Coin

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The Perth Mint’s first Lunar Series began in 1996. Known as Lunar Series I, it initially featured only gold coins from 1996 to 1998. Silver coins were introduced in 1999, completing the 12-year series in 2010. Now, the 2006 Australian Lunar Dog 5 oz Silver Coins are available online from Provident Metals.


  • Comes with a protective plastic capsule!
  • 8th design in the Lunar Series I silver program!
  • Limited mintage of just 5,080 coins!
  • Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • The face value of $8 (AUD) is fully backed by the Australian government.
  • On the obverse is a bust of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The reverse depicts a German shepherd.

Each 2006 Australian Lunar Dog 5 oz Silver Coin comes in a protective plastic capsule. The 5 oz silver coin in the Lunar Series I collection is among the largest weights and often has one of the lowest mintages. The 2006 5 oz Lunar Dog saw a limited mintage of only 5,080 coins.


The obverse of the 2006 Australian Lunar Dog Silver Coin displays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley. The Queen is depicted in right-profile relief, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. Inscriptions read ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, and 8 DOLLARS.


The reverse of the 2006 Lunar Dog 5 oz Silver Coin features a German shepherd. Known for their intelligence and trainability, German Shepherds rank as the third most intelligent dog breed, behind the Border Collie and the Poodle. Their loyalty and protective nature make them excellent service dogs and companions. The inscriptions read 2006, 5 OZ 999 SILVER, and the Chinese emblem for dog.


In Chinese astrology, the Dog year is associated with the cardinal direction of Northwest, which is believed to bring good luck and prosperity to those who align their homes or businesses in this direction.


If you have any questions about silver for sale, please contact Provident Metals at 1-800-313-3315, chat with us online, or email us directly.

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Product Details

Year 2006
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity 0.999
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 7.9 mm
Diameter 60.3 mm
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination 8 AUD
Country Australia
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Lunar Series 1
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 5,080
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Metal Content 5 Troy Ounces
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 4074274