Lunar II Dog 1/2oz Gold Coin 2018

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Lunar Dog 1/2oz Gold Coin 2018 front

Weight: 15.55 g
Purity: 999.9 / 1000
Country: Australia
Mint: The Perth Mint
Grading: Mint State - Uncirculated
Packing: Single in plastic capsule
Tax: Tax free acc. to §25c UStG
Excl. Tax: € 596.87 Incl. Tax: € 596.87
Quantity Net Per Unit VAT Per Unit Gross Per Unit Premium  
1+ € 596.87 € 0.00 € 596.87 8.81%
Product Description

The 2018 Lunar II “ Year of the Dog” gold coin is now available. The 1/2oz Lunar II Dog is the largest fractional size coin in the series. The coin predominantly depicts a
Labrador retriever as the main motif.

Lunar II gold coins are minted by the world renowned Perth Mint in Western Australia. Because of the annually changing motifs, Lunar II gold coins are not only popular with investors but are also sought after by collectors.

Size, Weight and Fineness

The 2018 Lunar II Dog 1/2oz gold coin has a fineness of .9999 and comes in brilliant uncirculated condition. The key dimensions are listed below:

Gross Weight: 15.55 grams
Fine Weight: ½ oz
Thickness: 2.5mm
Diameter: 30.6
Nominal Value: 50 Dollars

History

The Lunar series is based on the ancient Chinese calendar. The calendar has a 12 year cycle with each year being ruled by a specific animal. 2018 is the “Year of the Dog”.

The first Lunar coin series by the Perth Mint began in 1996 and because of it’s success the Mint launched the Lunar II series in 2008. The Lunar II series began with the “Year of the Rat” in 2008 and ends with the “Year of the Pig” in 2019.

Lunar II gold coins are some of the mostly traded and collected gold coins in the world.

Design

The motif side of the 2018 Lunar II Dog 1/2oz gold coin shows an image of a Labrador Retriever standing on rocks with a pine tree in the background.  Above the motif is the chinese character for dog. Around the bottom outer edge the words “Year of the Dog” are inscripted. And on the left side of the motif the letter “P” is embossed which stands for the Perth Mint.

The value side of the coin depicts an image of Queen Elizabeth II as the main motif. The image of the Queen is frequently shown on commonwealth coins. Around the outer edge of the coin are the words “Elizabeth” “Australia” “50 Dollars” “2018” and “1/2oz 9999 Gold”

Perth Mint

Perth Mint gold and silver bullion coins are some of the most popular and widely collected coins in the world. The Perth Mint has over 100 years experience producing high quality gold, silver and platinum bullion products.

Founded in 1896 as a branch of the British Royal Mint, the Perth Mint has become one of the most respected and innovative mints in the world.

Advantages & Benefits

The 2018 Lunar II Dog 1/2oz gold coin has a number of key advantages and benefits:

  • Is easy to buy and sell at most bullion dealer around the world.

  • The coin is legal tender in Australia.

  • Contains .9999 fine gold

  • Produced by the Perth Mint

  • The 1/2oz size is easy to store and can be carried in your pocket

  • Comes in Brilliant Uncirculated condition

Because of the high level of pure gold content, the ½ Lunar II Dog is susceptible to surface scratches. Therefore the coin should be kept in its protective packaging.

Product Details

Manufacturer: Royal Perth Mint
Country of origin: Australia
Karat: 24K
Gold: 99.99%
Fine content: 999.9 / 1000
Alloy: Gold
Scratch resistance: Poor