2018 Australia 1/2 oz Gold Lunar Dog

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Buy Perth Mint's 2018 1/2 oz Year of the Dog for as low as $36.49 over melt!

Product Specs

  • Mint: Perth Mint
  • Year of Issue: 2018
  • Composition: One-half troy ounce of .9999 fine gold
  • Face Value: $50 Australian

About the Chinese Zodiac

The ancient Chinese zodiac associates twelve animals to years on the astrological calendar. It’s believed that each person’s year of birth gives them the personality attributes of the animal tied to that year. The birth years for the Year of the Dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018. People born in these years are said to be kind, loyal, and friendly.


The obverse features a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. The year of issue, weight, purity, and denomination are inscribed around the rim.


The new reverse design for the Year of the Dog features a Labrador Retriever poised atop a rock formation, with a stylized pine tree in the background. Above, you’ll see the Chinese character for dog. This side also includes an inscription of “YEAR OF THE DOG” and the Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark.

Mintage Information

The Perth Mint will only produce up to 30,000 Year of the Dog 1 oz gold coins. Production will cease once this mintage is reached or at the end of 2018, whichever comes first.

The 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, ¼ oz, ½ oz, 2 oz, 10 oz, and 1 kilo weights of this coin will be produced with no mintage limit. Production will cease at the end of 2018, after which the Perth Mint will declare each coin’s final mintage.

Shipping Info

Each Year of the Dog coin will come in a protective plastic capsule as received from the mint.

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Product Details

Country of Manufacture Australia
Availability In Stock
Year 2017
Gold Content 0.5 troy oz
Composition .9999 Fine Gold
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $50.00
Mint Perth Mint
Brand Perth Mint
Series Perth Mint Lunar Series II
Diameter 30.6mm
IRA Eligible Yes
SKU BBFG-04777
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