One of the premier government mints and refineries in the world, Perth Mint, returns with its famous Chinese Lunar series coins for 2018, the Year of the Dog! The ten-ounce version, the 2018 Lunar Year of the Dog 10 oz Gold Coin from Perth Mint, is struck from extra-pure .9999 fine gold and contains a total of 10 troy ounces of pure gold. Each coin is also conferred legal tender status with a $1,000 face value.
On the reverse, a 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. The mintmark signifying the coin came from Perth is located against the rim to the left.
The obverse design is graced by an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Rim inscriptions include the Queen's name "ELIZABETH II" along with the issuing country "AUSTRALIA," the year-date "2018," the denomination "1000 DOLLARS," and weight and purity, "10 OZ 9999 GOLD." The edge is reeded.
People born in the years 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and newborns in 2018 are born under the sign of the Dog, and are said to be loyal and courageous. You can make the Lunar series part of your collection with the Perth Mint 2018 Lunar Year of the Dog 10 oz Gold Coin! Buy one for a low premium over spot at Gainesville Coins, online anytime or over the phone (during normal business hours) at (813) 482-9300.