1 oz Australian Lunar Year of the Dog 2018 Gold Coin
- Australian Lunar Year of the Dog gold coins are money. The Gold Lunar Series was introduced for the first time in 1996 and every gold coin in the series, including the Year of the Dog, is considered to be legal tender by the Australian Government.
- Australian Lunar Year of the Dog gold coins are rare. Issued only twice since the Lunar Series started, in 2006 and 2018, the one-ounce Year of the Dog coin is one of the rarest 24 karat legal tender gold bullion coins to be issued in the 21st century.
- Australian Lunar Year of the Dog gold coins are based on the treasured Chinese lunar calendar. Those born in the year of the dog are generally perceived to be honest, loyal, sincere, and of good nature, but they tend to be cautious and conservative.
- Australian Lunar Year of the Dog gold coins are great gifts for your loved ones. Give a tributeto the ones you appreciate by marking their virtues and year of birth in pure24 karat gold, a gift that will stay with them forever.
- Australian Lunar Year of the Dog gold coins are minted in proof-like condition. Minted with such high quality, brilliance and rich detail, it becomes hard not to call it “my precious”.
- Australian Lunar Year of the Dog gold coins are popular with astute collectors. Its motif of the dog that varies every 12th year, its maximum mintage limit, and its quality, purity and legal tender status mean that the coin has a considerable premium over its melt value in the secondary market. Many collectors of Perth Mint coins assert that The Perth Mint is without equal when it comes to producing collector coins.
- Australian Lunar Year of the Dog gold coins are internationally recognised. By being part of the Australian Gold Lunar Series which has been in continuous production for over 20 years, and by portraying motifs of the famous Chinese zodiac and the effigy of the most powerful and longest serving queen in the 20th century, Queen Elizabeth II, the Australian Lunar Year of the Dog gold coin is recognised throughout the world by bullion dealers and collectors alike.
The obverse portrays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The reason for picturing Her Majesty the Queen stems from Australia’s membership of the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth of Nations. By being a member of the Commonwealth, Australia has Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning constitutional monarch. Above the Queen’s effigy is the text “ELIZABETH II” and “AUSTRALIA”. Inscribed below the effigy are the designer’s initials “IRB” – Ian Rank-Broadley. At the bottom, in semi-circle is inscribed the size of the coin, purity "9999 GOLD", the year of the mintage, and the denomination of the coin.
The reverse depicts a labrador retriever standing on rocks and featuring a stylised pine tree in the background. Inscribed above is the Chinese character for “dog”, and below the dog is the text "Year of the Dog".
Australian Lunar gold coin - Year of the Dog
The Chinese lunar calendar is today used by many for Taoist cosmology. It is believed that, depending on the year of the zodiac when a person is born, a special relationship exists between theperson’s personality and the animal that constitutes part of the Chinesezodiac. The animals in the zodiac are supposed to be of symbolic nature, where each animal is a representation of a specific group of characteristics andtraits that can be found in every human being. There are twelve animals in theChinese zodiac, each of them being celebrated once every twelve years. The year of the dog was celebrated in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018.
Those born in the year of the dog are considered to be persons who bear a strong sense of loyalty towards others and will do anything for the person they cherish the most. Likewise, they are ready to help others and tend to put the interest of others before their own. People born in the year of the dog are said to be people who cherish a quiet life in the companionship of the family. They are also considered to be honest and sincere, disapproving of evil acts and dishonest gain. Because of their truthfulness, they will sometimes have issues coping with other people’s bad behaviour. Other people tend to have a harder time establishing a relationship with people born under the sign of the dog as they tend to be more conservative and cautious. But once friendship is established, they become excellent companions as they will remain faithful in maintaining the relationship. It can therefore be seen that the Australian Gold Lunar Year of the Dog coin is an ideal gift for whoever you love or respect, since giving a Gold Lunar coin means that you are showing affection by immortalising the person’s year of birth and particular virtues in pure and precious golden artwork.