Lunar II Dog 1/20oz Gold Coin 2018


Lunar II Dog 1/20oz Gold Coin 2018 front

Weight: 1.55 g
Purity: 999.9 / 1000
Country: Australia
Mint: The Perth Mint
Grading: Mint State - Uncirculated
Packing: Single in plastic capsule
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Sell back price: € 84.50
Product Description

The Lunar II Dog 1/20oz is the smallest coin in the series. Fractional size coins like the 1/20oz Lunar II Dog are popular with investors and collectors who are looking for more flexible price points.

The Lunar II series is based on the 12 year ancient Chinese Lunar calendar. Each year the design features a different animal in the lunar cycle. The series began in 2008 with the “Year of the Rat” (mouse) and ends in 2019 with the “Year of the Pig”.

Lunar II gold coins have exceptional purity and quality and come in brilliant uncirculated condition. Theses coins are ideal for investors and collectors alike.

Because of the name brand recognition, Lunar II bullion coins are easy to buy and sell anywhere in the world where precious metals are sold.

Key Specifications

The 1/20oz Lunar II Dog has a fineness of .9999 and is produced by the world renowned Perth Mint in Western Australia.

The weight, and dimensions are listed below.

Gross Weight: 1.55 grams

Thickness: 1.4mm

Diameter: 14.8mm

Nominal Value: 5 Dollars



The front design depicts a labrador Retriever standing on a bed of rocks. The engravings include:

  • The mint mark “P” for the Perth Mint

  • The Chinese Character for dog

  • The words “Year of the Dog”


The reverse design features an image of Queen Elizabeth II. The image of the Queen is often displayed on commonwealth coins. The inscriptions on the reverse read:

  • “Queen Elizabeth II”

  • “Australia”

  • “5 Dollars”

  • “2018”

  • “1/20oz 9999 Gold”

Perth Mint

The Perth Mint is a world leader in the production of gold, silver and platinum bullion products. The mint was founded in 1896 as a branch of the Royal Mint London. The Perth Mint remained under British jurisdiction until 1 July 1970 when ownership was transferred to the Government of Western Australia.

Product Details

Manufacturer: Royal Perth Mint
Country of origin: Australia
Karat: 24K
Gold: 99.99%
Fine content: 999.9 / 1000
Alloy: Gold
Weight: 1/20oz
Scratch resistance: poor