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

Opal - Year of the Dog - Perth Mint

The Perth Mint has unveiled its newest issue in its long-running lunar coin series. This year’s coin features a beautiful full-color opal vignette of a dog set in the center of an ornate design featuring a Chinese key and floral design.

This is an exceptional addition to the 2018 lunar coins and would make a wonderful gift for those born in the Year of the Dog.

Struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, the Year of the Dog 1 ounce silver Proof has a face value of $1 and 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.

Design:

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 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. Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning living monarch and the longest in the history of the United Kingdom. Her effigy first appeared on a coin in 1952. The Ian Rank-Broadley portrait is the fourth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to appear on a coin. The design was adopted in 1989.

Coin Specifications:

Country:  Australia
Year Of Issue:  2018
Denomination:  1 Dollar (AUD)
Mint Mark:  P
Mintage:  5,000
Alloy:  .9999 Silver
Weight:  1 Troy oz (minimum 31.107 g)
Diameter:  36.60 mm
Thickness:  3.95 mm
Edge: Reeded
OBV Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
REV Designer Natasha Muhl
Quality: Proof

 

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Perth Mint
Perth Minthttps://www.perthmint.com/
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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