Lunar II Dog 1oz Silver Coin 2018

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Lunar II Dog 1oz Silver Coin 2018 front

Weight: 31.10 g
Purity: 999.9 / 1000
Country: Australia
Mint: The Perth Mint
Grading: Mint State - Uncirculated
Packing: Single in plastic capsule
Tax: Taxfree accord. to article 17(1)3 Est. VAT Act
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Sell back price: € 21.58
Product Description

On September 11th 2017, the the Perth Mint introduced the penultimate silver coin of the well-known Lunar II series. The new 2018 Silver Lunar II Dog coin is the 11th coin in the series and has a purity of 999.9/1000. These coins are brilliantly designed and some of the most popular silver bullion products in the world.

The 1oz coins of the Lunar II silver series are minted with a maximum circulation of 300,000, which makes them a good option for both coin collectors and investors.

Size, Weight & Alloy

The fine weight of the coin is 31.103 g which translates to 1 oz. Like its predecessor, the Lunar II Dog 1oz 2018 silver coin has a thickness of 2.6 mm and a diameter of 45.6 mm. The nominal value is 1 AUD.

Weight

Fineness

Fineweight

Diameter

Thickness

Nominal Value

1oz

999.9/1000

31.103 g

45.6 mm

2.6 mm

1 AUD

Appearance

The appearance of the Lunar II dog silver coin show the typical edge bar and rippled edge. The edge bar protects the motif which results in improved stackability. The rippled edge serves as counterfeit protection, because weight changes (by filing or similar) can be recognized directly with the naked eye.

Front

The motif on the front shows a German shepherd with a puppy lying in the grass. The view of both dogs is attentive and to the right. Left of the dogs are Chinese peonies. The puppy is below the adult dog, and pictured in the background are grass and stones.

On the right, above the left front paw of the large dog, is the Mintmark "P", which stands for the Perth Mint. The Chinese character for "dog" is located at the center. Smooth uneven lines are imprinted around the outer edge, but only on the motif side of the coin. The motif was designed by the artist Ing Ing Jong.

Back

As with all Commonwealth gold and silver coins, the current regent of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II, is shown in profile with diadem and earring. The initials "IRB" are embossed under the motif, which are the initials of the Queen motif artist Ian Rank Broadley.

The following inscription can be seen on the back:

Elizabeth II

Australia

1oz 9999 Ag

2018

1 Dollar

History of the Lunar II Silver Coins

The Lunar coin series of the Perth Mint was first introduced in 1996 and because of it’s popularity the Perth Mint launched the Lunar II series in 2008. Each lunar coin series consists of 12 coins and is based on the Lunisolar Calendar of 12 Chinese zodiac signs.

Each year the design of the coin changes to reflect the corresponding animal in the Lunar cycle.

The following zodiac signs can be seen on the silver coins.

Year Motif

2008 Mouse

2009 Ox

2010 Tiger

2011 Rabbit

2012 Dragon

2013 Snake

2014 Horse

2015 Goat

2016 Monkey

2017 Rooster

2018 Dog

2019 Pig

The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint is one of the most prestigious mints and was founded in 1896 as a branch of Royal Mint London. The Perth Mint is famous for its huge portfolio of products and is the manufacturer of the world's largest gold coin. The Perth Mint is headquarters in Perth, Western Australia.

Benefits of Lunar II Silver Coins

  • Contains 1oz of .9999 fine silver

  • Has name brand recognition around the world

  • The annually changing designs are appealing to collectors and investors

  • Comes in a protective capsule. Multiples of 20 are usually sold in a sealed tube.

Lunar II silver coins should be handled with care and kept in their protective packaging.

Details

Name: Lunar II Dog
Year of mintage: 2018
Country of origin: Australia
Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Fine content: 999.9/1000
Fine weight: 31.103 g
Scratch resistance: poor
Denomination: 1 AUD
Coin edge: rippled