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

Opal Lunar Series Year of the Dog

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.

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