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Australian Opal Lunar Series 2018 Year of the Dog 1oz Silver Proof Coin

This beautiful coin features the Lunar dog set in stunning Australian opal. This is an exceptional addition to the 2018 Opal Lunar Series coins and would make a wonderful gift for those born in the Year of the Dog.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Australian Opal Lunar Series – Year of the Dog 2018 1oz Silver Proof Coin.


The coin’s reverse incorporates an inner panel design of a dog detailed in pure Australia opal. The outer panel of the coin depicts a collection of stylised leaves and flowers. The Opal Lunar Series design includes the inscription YEAR OF THE DOG, the 2018 year-date, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark. The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the monetary denomination.


The Opal Lunar Series coin is presented in a prestigious display case with a light, which turns on as you open the lid, shining down and showcasing the stunning colours of the opal inset. The coin is accompanied by a stunning illustrated shipper and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.


 Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
 Authentic Australian Opal Lunar Series design
 Australian legal tender
 Limited mintage – 5,000
 Beautiful presentation packaging with light
 Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
 Previous releases sold out


  • Silver Content (Troy oz) 1oz
  • Fineness (% purity) 99.99
  • Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107
  • Maximum Diameter (mm) 36.60
  • Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.95
  • Maximum Mintage 5,000
  • Designer Natasha Muhl


Note: The year-date on each coin does not necessarily indicate the year of release or the year in which it was minted.

Perth Mint
Perth Mint
The Perth Mint is Australia’s largest and most highly accredited precious metals enterprise. Through its integrated operations and trusted products and services, it develops markets and creates demand for Australian precious metals the world over. Operating the largest refinery and the only facility in Australia accredited for gold and silver by the London Bullion Market Association, the Mint holds endorsements by commodity trading centres in London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai. The Perth Mint exports in excess of USD14 billion worth of bullion bars and coins to institutional and private investors in more than 130 countries each year and issues an array of legal tender commemoratives for collectors. Offering the world’s only government guaranteed precious metals investment and storage program, the Mint also manages approximately USD3 billion worth of metal held on behalf of some 40,000 clients. Still operating in its original premises, founded in 1899, The Perth Mint is also a premier tourist destination and home to the Guinness Book of Records certified largest coin in the world – the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, worth more than USD 40 million.

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