2018 Puppies - Border Collie 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

The second release in the adorable new Puppies series features a border collie.

Renowned as one of the most intelligent dog breeds, border collies have been among Australia’s most popular pets for decades.

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Product Code
1633

The breed’s name comes from its original home in the English-Scottish border region where the dogs were developed from the 1700s to herd livestock, particularly sheep. With their boundless energy, eagerness to please and ability to quickly learn new tricks, border collie puppies love playing with their owners, especially if it involves a ball or a frisbee.

The coin’s design features a border collie puppy sitting with a red frisbee in its mouth while holding up a paw as if ready for a game of fetch. In the background is a stylised representation of a rural backyard with a farm gate and field flowers. The inscription BORDER COLLIE and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also appear in the design.

The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank- Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2018 year-date, and the monetary denomination.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. Only 5,000 coins will be released worldwide!

The coin is housed in a classic grey display case within a superbly illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Coin Highlights:

  • Design features a border collie puppy sitting with a red frisbee in its mouth while holding up a paw as if ready for a game of fetch
  • Limited mntage of 5,000 coins
  • Struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure silver
  • Tuvalu legal tender
More Information
Country Of Issue Tuvalu
Year 2012
Denomination 50c
Metal Type Silver
Weight (g) 15.553
Purity (%) 99.99
Diameter (mm) 32.60
Mintage 5,000