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Lunar I Dog 1oz Gold Coin 2006


2,000.00 €

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Perth Mint
Perth Mint

Founded in 1899 in Perth, Australia. The Perth Mint holds the world record to mint the biggest gold coin with 1012 kg. Globally loved by investors for their high quality and wide range of investment and collectors coins.

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The Perth Mint first introduced the Lunar I Gold coin series in 1996. The series was issued for 12 years, with each year representing an animal from the Chinese Zodiac. The 1996 “Lunar Mouse” was the inaugural edition and the series ended in 2007 with the “Lunar Pig”.

The 2006 Lunar Dog 1 oz gold coin has a fineness of .9999 gold and a limited mintage of just 26,334 coins.

Year of the Dog

  • 2006 is the “Year of the Dog” and is the 11th coin in the series.

  • According the Chinese Zodiac, people born under the influence of the “Dog” are said to be loyal, honest, amiable and kind.

  • The most defining personality trait of those born in a Dog year is their loyalty. They will never abandon their friends, family or work.

  • The birth years of the Lunar Dog are 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018.


The “Year of the Dog” is celebrated with an image of a dog standing on a grass field in an attentive position. The Chinese character for “Dog” is engraved on the right side of the coin near the edge. The year of issue “1996” is shown vertically, to the left of the motif. The fine weight and purity of “1 OZ 9999 GOLD” is inscripted below the image of the dog.

The reverse side shows a right side profile of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II with crown. The portrait of the Queen was created by artist Ian Rank-Broadley. The inscriptions around the outer edge are the name of the regent “ELIZABETH II”, the country of origin “AUSTRALIA” and the nominal value of “100 DOLLARS”.

Product Details

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Country of Origin: Australia
Series Name: Lunar I “Year of the Dog”
Year of Issue: 2006
Diameter: 32.1 mm
Purity: 99.99% Gold
Fine Weight: 1 ounce
Nominal Value: 100 Dollars


Metal Gold
Form Gold Coin
Country of Origin Australia
Manufacturer Perth Mint
Series Lunar I
Purity 999.9/1000
Fineweight 31.10 gram
Gross Weight 31.10 gram
Denomination (oz) 1 oz
Year of issue 2006
Grade Brilliant
Condition Circulated
Face value 100 AUD
Thickness 2.65 mm
Diameter 32.10 mm
Mintage 26334
Packaging single in Capsule
Packaging Unit 20 per roll
Large Packaging 2 100 per box
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