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Lunar II Dog 1oz Gold Coin 2018


1,230.30 €

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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 Lunar II Dog 1oz Gold Coin 2018 is the penultimate coin of the popular Lunar II series which is now available. It is the 11th coin and thus the second last of the Lunar II series. The coin is very popular with investors, but it is also a coin of interest to collectors. The Lunar II Dog Gold Coin 2018 is available in 2oz, 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz and 1/20oz.

Size, Weight and Alloy

The Lunar Dog 1oz Gold Coin 2018 consists of 24 Karat fine gold and has a fineness of 999.9/1000.





Nominal Value


31.103 g

39.34 mm

2.1 mm

100 AUD

Due to the high fine content, the coin has a pure gold coloration. It is also very sensitive to scratches, since no alloying constituents such as copper or silver are used in the minting process.



The motif side of the Lunar II dog gold coin 2018 shows a Labrador Retriever standing on rocky ground. The dog's gaze is directed backwards. The rocky ground is represented by several stones and in the background is a small tree.

A "P" is stamped in the middle of the left margin, standing for the ​​Perth Mint. On the right-hand part of the coin above the dog’s back is the Chinese character for "dog". Below the motif is the lettering "Year of the Dog".


The value side of the gold coin shows an image of Queen Elizabeth II in profile. The initials "IRB" of designer Ian Rank Broadley are imprinted below. The portrait was designed in 1997.

Surrounding the outer edge of the coin are the name of the regent "ELIZABETH II", the country "AUSTRALIA", the fineness "9999", the precious metal "GOLD" the year "2018", the respective fine weight "1oz" and the nominal value "100 DOLLARS".


The Lunar Series II is minted by the Perth Mint and was introduced in 2008 in gold and silver. The coins depict motifs from the Chinese Lunar calendar. The motifs show the animal or image associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar in the respective year. The term "Lunar" comes from the Latin word "luna" (moon). The Chinese Moon Calendar is one of the calendars that use the lunar and / or solar cycle as the basis.

According to Chinese mythology, the 12 zodiacal signs were created when Buddha's animal world was invited to attend the New Year's festival. He gave the 12 animals, who followed his invitation, a sequence in the order of their arrival. The sequence is still unchanged today and starts with "the rat", which is often referred to as "mouse" - the Chinese character allows both translations.

The Lunar II series consists of 12 coins each with a different animal motif.

Mouse 2008, Ox 2009, Tiger 2010, Rabbit 2011, Dragon 2012, Snake 2013, Horse 2014, Goat 2015, Monkey 2016, Rooster 2017, and Dog 2018.

The last coin of the series appears 2019, in “Year of the Pig”. The Lunar Series II, as well as its predecessor, Lunar I, is minted in 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 10 oz, 1 kg and 10 kg.

Year of Dog 2018

People who were born in the zodiac dog are filled with integrity and efficiency. He is loyal, honest, kind and reliable. He is not very experimental, but always generous.

People born in the year of the dog include: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018


The Perth Mint is one of the most prestigious mints in the world and was founded in 1896 as a branch of the Royal Mint in London. The Perth Mint is famous for its huge portfolio of products and as the manufacturer of the world's largest gold coin.

The Perth Mint has one of the largest selection of investment coins, in gold, silver and platinum metals. The Perth Mint is located in Perth in Western Australia. Its most famous products include:

Australian Kangaroo Gold Coins

Australian Kangaroo Silver Coins

Lunar II Gold Coins

Lunar II Silver Coins

Kookaburra Silver Coins

Koala Silver Coins

Advantages and Disadvantages

+ globally recognized gold investment coin

+ very nice and stable coloring

+ does not corrode

+ high fine gold content

+ can be stored in small spaces

+ beautiful motif

+ Gold is relatively risk-proof

+ prestigious mint

- Scratch-resistant

Product Details

Manufacturer: Royal Perth Mint
Country of origin: Australia
Karat: 24K
Gold: 99.99%
Fine content: 999.9 / 1000
Alloy: Gold
Weight: 1oz
Scratch resistance: poor

Metal Gold
Form Gold Coin
Country of Origin Australia
Manufacturer Perth Mint
Series Lunar II
Purity 999.9/1000
Fineweight 31.10 gram
Gross Weight 31.10 gram
Denomination (oz) 1 oz
Year of issue 2018
Grade Brilliant
Condition Circulated
Face value 100 AUD
Thickness 2.50 mm
Diameter 39.34 mm
Mintage 30000
Packaging single in Capsule
Packaging Unit 20 per roll
Large Packaging 2 100 per box
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