2018 $10 Year Of The Dog Lunar 5oz Silver Proof Coin

To celebrate the Year of the Dog in 2018, the Royal Australian Mint has released the last set of coins from its highly-regarded Lunar Series.

Reflecting many of the original Lunar Series design elements these coins are a stunning representation of this Chinese zodiac sign.

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1414

The Chinese Zodiac, Sheng Xiao, has its basis in a twelve-year cycle. Each year is represented by one of twelve animals with unique personality traits, with these characteristics being passed on to people born in that year. In 2018, the Lunar Year of the Dog will see the births of many people who are said to be faithful, courageous, agile, smart and warm-hearted.

The Chinese Lunar Calendar also rotates through the elements of earth, fire, water, metal and wood as part of a larger 60-year cycle. The earth dogs born this year will also be communicative, serious, and responsible in work.

At many Chinese celebrations, holidays and special events, monetary gifts are given to wish hope and prosperity to younger people. These offerings are traditionally given in red envelopes, a colour which both symbolises good luck and wards off evil forces.

    Coin Highlights:
  • The design features an artistic representation of a dog surrounded by the original Lunar Series design elements
  • Coin is presented in a beautiful presentation case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Obverse features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley
  • Australian legal tender

More Information
Country Of Issue No
Year 2018
Denomination $1
Metal Type Silver
Weight (g) 28.349
Purity (%) 99.9
Diameter (mm) 40.00
Mintage 10,000