Queensland Mint is proud to offer the Australian 1/10th oz Gold Lunar Series II - Year of the Dog Proof Coin (2018) in Wooden Box for purchase online.
Beginning in 1996 with Series I, the lunar series commemorates the Chinese Lunar New Year, exhibiting a newly designed coin in multiple sizes and metal types every year. The lunar series has emerged to become one of the most widely collectable series worldwide, known for the coins’ artistic designs, high quality, limited mintages and collectability. The program is currently onto its 3rd Series, with each series running for 12 years as per the Chinese zodiac calendar.
Reputedly the oldest chronological record in history, the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar dates back beyond 2,600 BC. Based on the appearance of the new moon, it associates a different animal with each year in the 12-year lunar cycle. According to legend, the order of the animals in Chinese astrology was determined by their race across a river. Unknown to the ox, the mouse hitched a ride on its back, leaping to victory at the very last second. The tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig followed the quick-thinking mouse and the flabbergasted ox to dry land.
- Contains 0.10 troy ounce or 3.11 grams of pure 99.99% gold
- Limited mintage of 4,000 coins
- Ships with certificate of authenticity
The obverse depicts the image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The reverse depicts an image of a dog standing proudly at a rocky peak with the chinese charater for 'dog'.
This coin was designed by Ing Ing Jong.
No more than 4,000 of the Australian 1/10th oz Gold Lunar Series II - Year of the Dog Proof Coin 2018 in Wooden Box will be issued.
In Chinese culture, each animal is believed to influence the personality of the people born under its ‘rule’. The Dog is the eleventh sign of the Chinese Zodiac. The Dog is a symbol of loyalty and honesty. People born in the year of the dog are ferociously loyal and always dependable. They are naturally amiable and easy to get along with.
Condition: Please note that the outer box is slightly bent, certificate is moderately bent.
Buy the 2018 Australian 1/10th oz Gold Lunar Series II Year of the Dog Proof Coin in Wooden Box from your local gold and silver bullion dealer today - Queensland Mint!