Australia is known for its abundance of natural resources like precious metals, providing the Perth Mint with plenty of gold and silver for striking into coins. This has made Perth one of the world's most prominent refineries and mints, which has translated into some of the most interesting and popular series of collectible coins and bullions coins anywhere in the industry. The Lunar series coins are perhaps the best example of this, and this year it celebrates with the 2018 Lunar Year of the Dog 1 oz Gold Coin. Struck from extra-pure .9999 gold, each of these coins has a designated face value of 100 Dollars and contains 1 troy ounce of fine gold content.
The reverse design depicts dog of terrier breed is shown craning its neck as it looks over its shoulder. The dog stands on a rocky platform that has a meandering tree growing out of it. The inscription "Year of the Dog" is found along the bottom rim, while the Chinese character for "Dog" from the Chinese zodiac (as opposed to the character for an actual dog, the animal) is placed to the right.
On the obverse, the design features an effigy of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II facing right. Rim inscriptions include "ELIZABETH II" as well as the issuing nation "AUSTRALIA," the year of issue "2018," the denomination "100 DOLLARS," and the coin's weight and purity, "1 OZ 9999 GOLD."
Because the Lunar cycle repeats every 12 years, the previous occurrences of the Year of the Dog since the turn of the 20th century were in the following years: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and now 2018. There is no better animal companion than a loyal dog, just like there's no better safeguard for your wealth than physical gold! Gainesville Coins is the place to buy 2018 Year of the Dog Gold Coins, with the lowest prices in the industry.