The Australian Lunar II Coin Series has been incredibly popular with both precious metals collectors and investors. Part of the lure of this series is that it offers coins in both gold and silver, and there are a variety of size options. With both proof and bullion releases as well, there are a ton of options available the choose from. Right now, you can purchase the 2018 Proof Australian Lunar Dog 1 Kilo Silver Coin from Provident Metals.
While this coin series offers releases in both gold and silver, the designs vary between the precious metals options. On the gold coins, for example, Ing Ing Jong chose the Labrador Retriever to represent the Year of the Dog. Additionally, there is only one dog in that design. Jong, who designed both coins, went a different route for the silver offering.
On the silver coins, Jong chose to represent the Year of the Year with a pair of German Shepherds. One of the dogs is a puppy, while the other is mature.
Queen Elizabeth II is proudly featured on the obverse face of these coins. She is pictured in right-profile relief in this fourth-generation design that was created by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998.
The reverse face of each coin showcases the Year of the Dog design. On this coin, you will see two German Shepherd Dogs lying in a field. As one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States and the United Kingdom, it was a wise choice for placement on these coins. GSD are also commonly used as police and military dogs.
The Perth Mint is the oldest operating minting facility in Australia. It is the only other mint located in the country aside from the sovereign Royal Australian Mint. The Perth Mint is located in Western Australia, and it was originally created as part of the British Royal Mint in 1899.
Precious metals products are a bit delicate. For this reason, Provident Metals takes great care in packaging all shipments. Additionally, we package our products in discreet packaging to protect your purchase throughout the shipping process.
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|Mint Mark||P - Perth Mint|
|Designer (Obverse)||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Designer (Reverse)||Ing Ing Jong|
|Product Series||Lunar Series II|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Metal Content||32.15 Troy Ounces|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|