Perth Mint in Western Australia is perhaps best known for its larger-than-life ambition and creativity with its collectible and precious metal coins. Also "larger than life" is the massive 2018 Lunar Year of the Dog 1 Kilo Gold Coin, each containing a staggering 1 kilogram (32.15 troy oz) of pure gold! Like all of Perth's new gold coin offerings, extra-pure .9999 fine gold is used to strike these coins. As legal tender, each coin is designated a face value of $3,000.
On the reverse, a terrier looks over its shoulder and it scampers through a natural environment of rocks and plants. The inscription "Year of the Dog" appears at the bottom rim in stylize text, while the Chinese character for "Dog" from the Chinese zodiac (distinct from the character for the actual animal, dog) is placed to the right. The "P" mintmark for Perth is found near the rim to the left.
The obverse design bears Ian Rank Broadley's effigy of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Rim inscriptions include "ELIZABETH II" along with the issuing country "AUSTRALIA," the year-date "2018," as well as the denomination "3000 DOLLARS" and weight and purity, which read "1KG 9999 GOLD." The coin's edge is reeded.
In addition to being issued under the popular Lunar series flagship, the fact that each of these Perth Mint 2018 Lunar Year of the Dog 1 Kilo Gold Coins has a kilogram of pure gold makes them an ideal bulk investment in physical gold. Be sure to pick one up from Gainesville Coins while they're still available!