2018 Laos 2-oz Silver Lunar Jade Year Of The Dog Proof

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Celebrate the Year of the Dog in style with the 2017 Lunar Jade Year of the Dog Silver coin

Chinese astrology has fascinated people around the world with each year taking on a new, specific meaning within the belief system. With years dedicated to animals such as the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig, the astrological predictions associated with each sign can be both entertaining and profound. The year 2018 marks the Year of the Dog in Chinese astrology, and the Laos Mint has commemorated the event with the eighth coin in the Laos Lunar Chinese calendar gilded series. The series, which celebrates the Chinese Lunar Year with a two-ounce silver coin gilded with gold and featuring a striking jade insert, has become a collector favorite--particularly given the exceptionally low mintages of each coin.

Intriguingly, the Year of the Dog has proven to be a year that boasts many famed public figures, from Donald Trump to Bill Clinton, Winston Churchill to Benjamin Franklin, Voltaire to George Gershwin to Madonna. Those born under the Year of the Dog (1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018) are said to be independent, valiant, sincere, loyal and decisive.

Whether you’re celebrating a new birth or the birthday of a colleague, value the two-ounce weight of the coin, or are interested in the coin for its beauty alone, the 2018 Lao Silver Lunar Jade Year of the Dog Proof coin is an excellent addition to your collection. It’s available now from GovMint.com.

The newest addition to a famed series

The 2018 Lao Silver Lunar Jade Year of the Dog Proof coin marks the eighth coin of the series, brilliantly struck in 99.9% fine silver with 24K gold plating and an inset of fine jade. Containing a full two ounces of silver, it extends 55 mm in diameter.

  • A COIN OF UNIQUE AND REMARKABLE BEAUTY-- The Laos Mint continues its popular series in style by rendering the Year of the Dog with a design that’s at once charming and exquisitely detailed. The reverse of the coin contains a howling German shepherd at its center, surrounded by a ring of jade. Inscriptions include the "The Year of the Dog" in Chinese and English, and the date "2018," also in Chinese and English. The outer edge is decorated with additional images of the German shepherd as well as tiny paws, and the edge of the coin is serrated. The obverse of the coin features the Laos Coat of Arms. Arching over the top of the obverse is the inscription "THE LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC," and at the base of the coin are the inscriptions "2 OZ," "2000 KIP," and "AG 999."
  • LOW MINTAGE EQUALS HIGH POPULARITY-- While the coin’s design alone makes it an interesting find, only 2,888 coins were minted, increasing its rarity.
  • CERTIFIED PROOF STRIKE COIN -- The 2018 Lao Silver Lunar Jade Year of the Dog Proof will arrive at your door with a Certificate of Authenticity, and packaged in a red custom presentation box. Its Proof designation assures you of a coin struck with special dies multiple times, to ensure every detail is captured flawlessly.

With a low mintage, exquisite design and added appeal as a commemorative coin for the 2018 Year of the Dog, the Lao 2018 Silver Lunar Jade Year of the Dog proof makes an excellent gift or addition to any international collection. Get yours today from GovMint.com.

Year of Issue 2018
Country Laos
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9990
Condition Proof
Denomination 2000.00
Currency Type Kip
Weight 2 Ounces - oz
Dimensions 55mm
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