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2018 Proof Australian Lunar Dog 1 oz Silver Coin with Box & COA

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The Perth Mint has a global reputation for producing beautifully designed silver coin collections, with the Lunar Series of coins being one of their most popular series. The 2018 Proof Australian Lunar Dog 1 oz Silver Coin belongs to the Lunar Series II. This series introduces a new design each year, with the coins depicting one of the 12 animals that are featured on the Chinese Lunar, or Zodiac, calendar. The dog is the 11th animal in the 12-year-cycle of the Zodiac. These coins contain 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver. They are a must-have addition to your collection. With just 5,000 coins released, this is a highly collectible specimen.


  • Delivered in red clamshell, with presentation packaging!
  • 11thdesign released in Lunar Series II!
  • Mintage limited to 5,000 coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
  • Face value of $1 (AUD), backed by the Australian government.
  • Obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse features 2018 Year of the Dog design.

Your 2018 Proof Australian Lunar Dog 1 oz Silver Coin ships protected in a Perth Mint red clamshell. The sturdy clamshell boxes are shipped inside of themed packaging that display the Year of the Dog design. You will also receive a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

The 2018 Proof Australian Lunar Dog 1 oz Silver Coin is the 11th design that was released in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac. The Lunar Calendar series of coins issued by the Perth Mint stand tall as being some of the most collectible coins in the world. What started in 1996 with the modest Lunar Series is now expanded into a more robust series with the release of the Lunar Series II in 2013.

Obverse Design

The obverse design of the 2018 Proof Australian Lunar Dog 1 oz Silver Coin features the 1998 fourth-generation effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as imagined by famed sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. This portrait of Her Majesty has appeared on all coins in the Lunar Series of coins.

Reverse Design

The reverse of the 2018 Proof Australian Lunar Dog 1 oz Silver Coin depicts two German Shepherd dogs. An adult and a young puppy are featured sitting in a field. A Chinese peony flower features in the background. The Chinese symbol for Year of the Dog and the words Year of the Dog are also engraved on the reverse of the coin.

Your 2018 Proof Australian Lunar Dog 1 oz Silver Coin features a proof quality, which offers highly mirrored background fields and matte finishes to the design sets. This provides the proof coins with a lovely contrast between the background field and design.

The Perth Mint was first opened in 1899, it is the oldest operating mint in Australia. The mint does not produce currency for Australia, however. The Royal Australian Mint produces legal tender for the country.


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Product Details

Year 2018
Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 2.6 mm
Diameter 45.6 mm
Condition Proof
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 Yes
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Packaging Dimensions 3.662x3.166x1.144
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2573869