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2018 Year of the Dog 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

AU$65.00

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Product Code: 17S1117

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  • Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Silver
  • 2018 Year of the Dog Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Extremely Limited Issues
  • Elegant Presentation Packaging
  • Numbered Certificates of Authenticity

In 2018, we celebrate the 11th animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. 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.

Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Silver

Each coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure silver in proof quality.

2018 Year of the Dog Design

The reverse of each coin depicts a German shepherd dog and pup lying in grass with Chinese peony flowers in the background. The Chinese character for ‘dog’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Dog’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark. 

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2018 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on each coin’s obverse.

  1 Kilo 2oz  1oz  1/2oz 
Silver Content (Troy oz)  32.151 0.5 
Monetary Denomination (AUD)  30  2 0.5
Fineness (% purity)  99.99  99.99  99.99 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g)  1000.100  62.213  31.107  15.553  
Maximum Diameter (mm)  100.60  55.60   45.60   36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm)  16.80 3.42 2.60  1.97
Maximum Mintage  500  2,000 8,500 9,000 

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