2018 Australia $30 Kilo Silver Year of the Dog Shepherd Proof

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Pure Silver Coin Pays Tribute to Man’s Best Friend!

While it’s widely acknowledged that a dog is man’s best friend, this silver proof from Australia may have a bone to pick with that old adage. That’s because this highly-pure 99.99% silver proof from Australia’s world-renowned Perth Mint features a one-year-only design that pays tribute to 2018 being the Chinese Lunar Calendar’s Year of the Dog.

There’s nothing “ruff” about this design as it showcases a magnificent German Shephard lying in a field with its young puppy curled attentively in front. The design is completed with engravings of “Year of the Dog,” the Chinese character for dog, and the Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark. It’s a fitting design for both the lunar year and because of the German Shephard breed’s worldwide popularity.

The one-year-only design is struck on a one-kilo $30 coin. It is legal tender in Australia, and the coin will come beautifully displayed in an official packaging from the Perth Mint.

  • THE LATEST IN A POPUALR INTERNATIONAL SERIES – The Perth Mint’s 2018 Year of the Dog coins are the 11th issue of its second Lunar Series. This year’s coins were designed by Ing Ing Jong, one of the Perth Mint’s most talented coin designers. The reverse shows A German Shephard lying in a field with its young pup along with the inscription “YEAR OF THE DOG” and the Chinese character for dog. The coin’s obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • GORGEOUS PROOF STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – The artisans at the Perth Mint are internationally known for their expertise, and these beautifully struck proofs are a perfect example of their craft! Weighing in at one kilo of highly-pure 99.99% silver, this proof is the product of hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes, resulting in sharp, frosted details that float over mirror-like fields!
  • AUSTRALIA LEGAL TENDER – Your 2018 Silver Year of the Dog Proof is thirty dollars Australia legal tender.
  • PHENOMENAL PERTH MINT PACKAGING – Your 2018 Australia Silver Year of the Dog Shepherd Proof will come encased in its original Perth Mint packaging, accompanied with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

There are far too few of these wonderful coins to go around for both coin collectors and dog lovers. Don’t sit and beg later, get yours now!

Year of Issue 2018
Country Australia
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9999
Condition Proof
Denomination 30.00
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name Perth Mint
Coin Weight 1000 Grams - g
Weight 1 Kilo - kg
Dimensions 100.6mm
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