Lunar II Dog 2oz Silver Coin 2018


Lunar II Dog 2oz Silver Coin 2018 front

Weight: 62.21 g
Purity: 999.9/1000
Country: Australia
Mint: The Perth Mint
Grading: Mint State - Uncirculated
Tax: Taxfree acc. to article 17(1)3 Eston. VAT Act
Packing: Single in plastic capsule
Currently not available
Sell back price: € 44.09
Product Description

The Perth Mints new edition of the popular Lunar II silver series is now available. The 2018 Lunar II dog 2oz silver coin is .9999 fine silver and is an ideal choice for both investors and collectors.

The Lunar II series from the Perth Mint features 12 unique animal designs that are based on the Chinese lunar calendar. 2018 is the “Year of the Dog”. The motif depicts a German Shepard with pup lying on the grass.

This is another brilliantly designed coin from the Perth Mint. The Lunar II series is available in silver and gold.

Key Specifications

The 2018 2oz lunar II dog is 99.99% fine silver. Because of the high level of purity the 2oz Lunar II dog is susceptible to surface scratches and therefore should be kept in its protective case.

The product specifications are listed below:

Weight: 2 troy ounce

Diameter: 55.60m

Thickness: 3.6m

Nominal Value: $2.00


Based on the appearance of the new moon, the ancient Chinese lunar calendar associates a different animal with each year in the 12 year lunar cycle. Historically, the first year in the lunar cycle is ruled by the “mouse”.

According to legend, the order of the animals in Chinese astrology was determined by a race across a river. Unbeknown to the ox, the mouse hitched a ride on its back and jumped to victory at the last second.

The order of the animals in the river race are as follows:

  1. Mouse

  2. Ox

  3. Tiger

  4. Rabbitt

  5. Dragon

  6. Snake

  7. Horse

  8. Goat

  9. Monkey

  10. Rooster

  11. Dog

  12. Pig

The Lunar II series will end in 2019 with “The Year of the Pig”. Lunar II gold and silver coins are some of the most unique and popular gold and silver coins on the market today. Investors and collectors from North America, Europe and Asia have made these coins a best seller.

Coin Features and Benefits

  • High quality design and craftsmanship from the Perth Mint

  • Contains 2oz of fine silver

  • Limited annual mintage

  • Well recognized brand name, which makes the coins easy to buy and sell

  • Is Australian legal tender and back by the Australian government

  • Sold in brilliant uncirculated condition


Product Details

Name: Lunar II Dog
Year of mintage: 2018
Country of origin: Australia
Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Fine content: 999.9/1000
Fine weight: 2oz
Scratch resistance: poor
Denomination: 2.00 AUD