Lunar II Dog 1/4oz Gold Coin 2018

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Lunar II Dog 1/4oz Gold Coin 2018 - Front

Weight: 7.78 g
Purity: 999.9 / 1000
Country: Australia
Mint: The Perth Mint
Grading: Mint State - Uncirculated
Packing: Single in plastic capsule
Excl. Tax: € 306.21 Incl. Tax: € 306.21
Quantity Net Per Unit VAT Per Unit Gross Per Unit Premium  
1+ € 306.21 € 0.00 € 306.21 12.11%
Product Description

The Lunar II Dog 1/4oz gold coin has arrived! Lunar II coins from the Perth Mint are brilliantly designed and some of the most popular bullion coins in the world.

Each year the design changes which adds to the appeal of the coin. The Lunar II series was first introduced in 2008 with the “Year of the Rat”. 2018 is the “Year of the Dog”.

Key Dimensions

The 2018 1/4oz Lunar II Dog has a fineness of .9999. The high level of purity  represents the exceptional quality of bullion products from the Perth Mint. The Lunar II Dog is available in 2oz, 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz and 1/20oz coin sizes.

The Key specifications of the 1/4oz Lunar II Dog are below:

Weight: ¼ troy ounce

Thickness: 2.2mm

Diameter: 22.6mm

Nominal Value: 25 Dollars

Background

The Lunar series from the Perth Mint is modeled after the ancient Chinese Calendar which dates back to beyond 2,600 BC. Based on the appearance of the new moon, it associates a different animal with each year in the 12 year lunar cycle.

In Chinese culture each animal is said to influence the personality of the person born under its rule. People born under the influence of the dog are said to be loyal, kind and sincere.

Birthdates for people ruled by the Chinese lunar dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018.

Appearance

Lunar II bullion coins have very beautiful and unique designs. The front of the Lunar II Dog depicts a Labrador Retriever standing on a bed of rocks.The artwork includes the Chinese character for dog as well as the letter “P” which stands for the Perth Mint.  

The Reverse displays a right side portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Below the motif of the Queen are the letters “IRB” which stand for Ian Rank Broadley, who designed the portrait.

The inscriptions along the outer edge includes the regent “Elizabeth II”, the country “Australia”, the nominal value “25 Dollars”, and the weight and fine content “1/4oz 9999 Gold”

Key Benefits

The Perth Mint is recognized as a world leader in the production of gold, silver and platinum bullion products. Perth Mint coins are high quality, and made with a high level of precision and fineness.

Because of its popularity, the ¼ oz Lunar II Dog is easy to buy and sell at most bullion dealers around the world. Another unique benefit of the Lunar II is the annual changing designs. This feature attracts more interest from those investors and collectors who want the own the whole series of coins.

Product Details

Manufacturer: Royal Perth Mint
Country of origin: Australia
Karat: 24K
Gold: 99.99%
Fine content: 999.9 / 1000
Alloy: Gold
Weight: 1/4oz
Scratch resistance: poor