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2018 Australian Lunar Dog 1 oz Silver Coin NGC MS70

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The 2018 Australian Lunar Dog 1 oz Silver Coin is the 11th design released in the Lunar Series II, by the Perth Mint. The series brings to life the 12 animals that are featured on the Chinese Lunar, or Zodiac, calendar. The Year of the Dog design for 2018 features two German shepherds. The coins contain 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver, and are offered in limited numbers of the certified coins. These coins are certified by the NGC as being Mint State 70. The coins in this series are highly collectible and eagerly sought out by collectors of the Chinese Lunar II series.


  • Delivered sealed in a protective plastic slab, by the NGC!
  • 11thdesign released in the Lunar Series II collection!
  • Limited availability of certified coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
  • Face value of $1 (AUD) by the Australian government.
  • Obverse design features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse design features 2018 Year of the Dog design.

The German Shepherd dog is a working and herding breed. It one of the most recognizable dog breeds in the world. The German Shepherd dog originated in Germany at the end of the 19thcentury, as a sheep herding dog in the rural regions of Germany. Their remarkable intelligence and strength showed them to be excellent service dogs. Today, the German Shepherd dog is often found working with the military, law enforcement and as companion dogs.

The 2018 Australian Lunar Dog 1 oz Silver Coin is rated by the NGC as Mint State 70. Coins graded with this Mint State are considered to be absolutely perfect, with no discernable flaws. The coins are delivered secured in protective plastic slabs, sealed by the NGC to ensure their continued excellent condition.


The obverse design of the Australian Silver Dog coins features the effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fourth-generation design of Her Majesty to appear on coinage since she took the throne. The image was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley for the Royal Mint.


The reverse design of the 2018 Australian Lunar Dog 1 oz Silver Coin features the image of two German Shepherd dogs. The adult and puppy are shown laying down in a field. Other elements of the coin include Chinese peony flowers in the background and the Chinese symbol for dog above the dogs.

The Perth Mint is the oldest mint in Australia. It has a well-earned reputation for producing some incredible collections of silver coins.


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Product Details

Year 2018
Condition MS70
Grading Service NGC
Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 2.6 mm
Diameter 45.6 mm
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination $1 AUD
Country Australia
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Designer (Reverse) Ing Ing Jong
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Lunar Series II
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging NGC Plastic Slab
Packaging Dimensions 3.346x2.369x0.393
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2574303