Lunar II Dog 1/2oz Silver Coin 2018

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Lunar II dog 1/2 oz Silver Coin 2018 front

Weight: 15.55 g
Purity: 999.9/1000
Country: Australia
Mint: Perth Mint
Grading: Mint State - Uncirculated
Packing: Single in capsule, 20 wrapped
Tax:  Taxfree accord. to article 17(1)3 Est. VAT Act
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Sell back price: € 10.99
Product Description

The Lunar II Dog 1/2oz silver coin for 2018 is now available! This is the newest release of the popular Lunar II series from the Perth Mint. Each year the mint introduces a new animal design which corresponds to the ancient Chinese lunar Calendar.

The Lunar II series was launched in 2008 with the “Year of the Mouse” and ends in 2019 with the “Year of the Pig” These impressive coins are ideal for investors and collectors alike.

Weight, Size and Purity

The 1/2oz 2018 Lunar II Dog is 99.99% pure silver and comes in a protective capsule. The series is available in 1oz, 1/2oz, 2oz, 5oz, 10oz and 1 kilo. The Key specifications of the silver ½ Lunar II dog are listed below:

Gross Weight: 15.55 grams

Diameter: 36.6m

Thickness: 2.30m

Nominal Value: $0.50

Design

Lunar II silver coins from the Perth Mint have beautiful designs and are some of the most popular silver coins on the market today. The front side displays an image of a German Shepard with pup lying in the grass.

In the background are Chinese Peony flowers. The artwork also includes the Chinese character for dog and the inscription “Year of the Dog” along the bottom outer edge of the coin.

The reverse side of the coin depicts her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The design was created by artist Ian Rank Broadley. The wording around the outer edge includes the country of origin, the name of the regent, the date, the denomination, and the silver weight and purity.

Perth Mint

The Perth Mint is one of the most respected mints in the world. Founded in 1896 as a branch of the British Royal Mint, the mint produces a wide range of gold, silver and platinum bullion products. Some of the most popular include:

  • The Lunar I & II gold and silver coin series

  • Kangaroo gold and silver coins

  • Koala gold and silver coins

  • Kookaburra silver coins

History

The history of the Perth Mint dates back to the late 1800’s when the minted opened in response to the rich discovery of gold deposits in coolgardie and kalgoorlie. The mint was Australia’s third branch of Britain’s Royal Mint. The other two were the Sydney Mint and the Melbourne Mint which are now closed.

One of the first products of the Perth Mint was the production of the world famous Gold British Sovereign. In 1931 the mint stopped making the Gold Sovereign when the British went of off the gold standard.

The Perth Mint’s first silver investment coin series was the Kookaburra which began in 1990. The Kookaburra has been the longest running silver coin series from the Perth Mint.

Product Details

Name: Lunar II Dog
Year of mintage: 2018
Country of origin: Australia
Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Fine content: 999.9/1000
Fine weight: 1/2oz
Scratch resistance: poor
Denomination: $0.50
Coin edge: rippled