Lunar II Dog 10oz Silver Coin 2018
|Purity:||999.9 / 1000|
|Mint:||The Perth Mint|
|Tax:||Taxfree acc. to article 17(1)3 Eston. VAT Act|
|Grading:||Mint State - Uncirculated|
|Packing:||Single in plastic capsule|
|Quantity||Net Per Unit||VAT Per Unit||Gross Per Unit||Premium|
|1+||€ 194.93||€ 0.00||€ 194.93||23.7%|
The 10oz Lunar II dog is the second largest silver coin of the series. It is popular with investors and collectors, due to the higher weight of 311 grams and significantly lower premium than the 1oz coin.
Lunar II silver coins celebrate the Chinese lunar calendar. 2018 is the “Year of the Dog” and marks the eleventh animal in the 12 year zodiac.
Size, Weight and Alloy
The fine content is 999.9/1000. With a diameter of 85.6 mm and a thickness of 6.6 mm, the 10oz Lunar II silver dog is slightly smaller than the larger 1 kilo coin. The face value is 10 Australian dollars.
Chinese Lunar Calendar 2018: Year of the Dog
Lunar II silver coins from the Perth Mint are some of the most beautifully designed and unique bullion coins on the market. The Lunar II series began in 2008 with the “Year of the Mouse” and ends in 2019 with “Year of the Pig” The series consists of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac.
People who were born in the zodiac dog are loyal, honest, kind, and reliable. They are filled with integrity and efficiency. Furthermore, people born under the “rule” of the dog are said to be very style- and fashion-conscious. He/She is not very experimental, but always generous.
Birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese lunar dog include: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
The 10 oz. Lunar II dog silver coin is equipped with a ribbed edge and a border bar. The edge bar has the task of giving the coin stability and protecting the motif. The corrugated edge adds to the aesthetic appearance of the coin.
The motif side of the Lunar II Dog 2018 shows two dogs lying in the grass with a joyful and attentive gaze. The dogs are an adult German shepherd and puppy. To the left of the dogs Chinese peony flowers are depicted. Grass and stones are also pictured in the background.
In the right-hand part of the coin above the paw of the adult dog, a "P" is stamped, standing for the Perth Mint. In the center in the upper part of the coin is the Chinese character for "dog". Under the motif the lettering "Year of the Dog" can be seen.
The value side of the gold coin shows a picture of Queen Elizabeth II in profile with diadem and earring. Stamped below are the initials of the designer Ian Rank Broadley "IRB". The portrait was designed in 1997. The inscriptions around the outer edge include: the name of the regent "ELIZABETH II", the country "AUSTRALIA", the size, purity and the metal "10oz 9999 Ag", the official vintage "2018" and the nominal value "10 Dollars".
Benefits of Higher Weight Silver Coins
The Lunar II silver coins are one of the few series that offer higher weight silver coins. The higher weight coins in the series consists of 1 kilo, 10oz, 5oz and 2oz.
The benefits of larger silver coins are as follows:
The Lunar II silver series gives investors a higher weight product in the form of beautifully designed coin. Many silver bars do not have the ascetic appeal of the Lunar II.
Buying higher weight silver coins allows investors and collectors to buy more silver ounces for a lower premium.
The Lunar II silver series is one of the most widely traded in the world, making it easy to buy and sell anywhere precious metals are sold.
Lunar II gold and silver coins are produced by the world famous Perth Mint. Some interesting facts about the mint include:
The foundation of the Perth Mint was laid in 1896, and opened in 1899 as a branch of the British Royal Mint.
The mint remained under British jurisdiction until 1 July 1970.
In 1987 by Act of Parliament, the Gold Corporation was created to operate the mint.
The Australian Nugget Gold series was launched in April of 1987 and became an instant success.
Today the Perth Mint is known throughout the world for its high quality animal theme designs in gold, silver and platinum.
Name: Lunar II Dog
Country of origin: Australia
Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Fine content: 999.9 / 1000
Fine weight: 311,00 g
Scratch resistance: poor
Denomination: 10 AUD
Coin edge: rippled