Australian Lunar Series Silver Coin Year of the Dog, 2 oz minted in 2018 by the Perth Mint.
The Perth Mint, attracted by a growing demand for their products from the Asian market, launched a specific series of the Chinese zodiac, very similar to the one the Royal Mint has in the UK except with a more distinctive style and far from the Chinese graphic style. They turned the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac into very exclusive bullion coins, as their production is very limited.
On this occasion we are looking at the eleventh animal of the 12 in the Chinese zodiac cycle, the dog. Those born this year are usually loyal, kind, friendly and friendly. The design of the animal is in the cross, and they chose the breed of German shepherd for this.
The coin has a fairly simple structure, with a flat background and a small circular motif surrounding the coin, we find the dog in the centre, accompanied by a small puppy and various decorative plant elements. The animal is shown lying down, with its tongue sticking out, and looking very endearing. The level of detail in its coat is spectacular, especially on its neck and head. Above it, the symbol of the year of the dog and below it, the name of the coin.
On the face is the design of Queen Elizabeth II on a flat background. She appears at an advanced age and with a crown without too many decorative elements. The detail of her hair is spectacular, with an abundance of wavy lines in her curls. Above it, the characteristics of the coin, the name of the monarch, the country of issue and its face value (2 AUD)
The Year of the Dog coin from the Australian Lunar series is minted in 99.99% pure silver, weighs 62.213 grams and has a diameter of 55.60 millimetres. Get it at the best possible price! Invermoneda.es, your trusted shop of coins and ingots where you can find your favorite collections.