2018 10 Kilo Australia Lunar Series II - Year of the Dog .9999 Silver Coin BU
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These magnificent silver coins celebrate the Year of the Dog, one of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar.
The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be loyal, amiable, kind and friendly.
No mintage limit applies to the 1 kilo, 10oz, 5oz, 2oz and 1/2oz coins. Except for the 1 kilo release, production of these coins will close at the end of 2018 when The Perth Mint will declare each coin's official mintage.
A maximum of 100 10 kilo coins will also be produced on a mint-to-order basis. Similarly, production will close at the end of 2018, when the coin's mintage will be declared.
The Perth Mint will produce up to 300,000 1oz coins. Production will cease when the mintage is fully sold or at the end of the series, whichever comes first. Due to the low mintage of the 1oz size it is highly collectable and is sure to sell out fast.
Meticulously struck from 99.99% pure silver in bullion quality, the coins are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
Each coin’s reverse depicts a German Shepherd dog and pup lying in grass with Chinese peony flowers in the background. The design also incorporates the Chinese character for ‘dog’, the inscription ‘Year of the Dog’ and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2018 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.
Each bullion coin is presented in a protective acrylic capsule.
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- 99.99% pure silver
- Australian legal tender
- Government assurance of weight and purity
- Wide range of coin sizes
- New reverse artistry
- Limited mintage on 1oz coin
- Strong collector interest