Celebrate the Year of the Dog in the Chinese Lunar calendar with the gorgeous 2018 1 oz Lunar Dog Gold Coin from Gainesville Coins! With a brand new reverse design and 1 troy ounce (31.1 grams) of pure gold, these coins from the Royal Australian Mint make a great seasonal gift, a modern collectible, or simply an investment in gold bullion. Each coin is legal tender bearing a face value of $100 and is struck from extra-pure .9999 fine gold.
A pair of juvenile labrador dogs with their noses pointing upward appear in front of a rugged natural scene of mountains and low-lying clouds. "1oz .9999 Au" is inscribed along the bottom rim, indicating the weight and composition of the coin. The year of issue "2018" is found at the top rim. The edge is reeded.
On the obverse, an extremely lifelike portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II is surrounded by a series of inscriptions: "ELIZABETH II," the country of issue "AUSTRALIA," and the legal tender denomination "100 DOLLARS." In an outer circle, small images of the moon in different phases and the twelve Lunar animals complete the design.
Those born under the sign of the Dog are believed to be helpful, loyal, and energetic, embodying the traditional traits of our canine friends. While the Royal Australian Mint is mainly recognized for minting Australia's circulating coins, its original designs on its Lunar gold coins are considered among the best in the industry. Gainesville Coins is proud to offer the 2018 1 oz Lunar Gold Dog Coin for a low premium over spot. Order online, over the phone, or come visit our showroom in lovely Lutz, Florida!