Dog lovers are having a field
day with the new Year of the Dog coins from Australia's
Perth Mint, since four different breeds are featured.
A German Shepherd and a Beagle are pictured, respectively,
on the silver and gold bullion Brilliant Uncirculated
coins, while a Golden Retriever and a Chow Chow
appear, respectively, on the limited edition silver
and gold Proof coins. Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait
of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is featured on
the obverse of each coin.
2006 Australian Lunar Silver Proof Issue celebrates
the Year of the Dog with a design featuring a Golden
Retriever - a devoted, responsible dog that loves
human contact. The Chinese character for "dog"
and The Perth Mint's traditional "P" mintmark
also appear in the design.
are struck from 99.9% pure silver, in editions limited
to 2,500 1 oz. coins and just 100 coins weighing
a full kilogram. Each 1 oz. coin is accompanied
by a silver-plated pin in the shape of a Golden
Retriever. Each comes handsomely packaged with a
numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Gold Proof issues feature a Chow Chow - an intelligent
and protective dog that originated in China. The
Chinese character for "dog" and The Perth
Mint's traditional "P" mintmark also appear
in the design.
1/4 oz. coin is struck from 99.99% pure gold in
proof quality; it is housed in a green leatherette
case, which is presented within an attractive outer
sleeve and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Only 7,000 individual 1/4 oz. coins will be issued