Australian Lunar 2006 Year of the Dog
Gold and Silver Proof Coin Issues
PandaAmerica is offering a variety
of these Proof Coins for collectors and investors that will
appreciate the coins' extremely limited mintage. Beautiful
designs and limited mintages mean these proof coins are also
sought by collectors, giving them potential for numismatic
appreciation over time. They also make ideal gifts for friends
or family, a Chinese New Year gift for business associates,
or a present for anyone born in the year of the dog –
1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, and 2006.
year of the dog runs from January 29, 2006 to February 17,
2007. The Chinese believe the animal ruling the year in which
a person is born has a profound influence on their personality.
Dogs are regarded as loyal, trustworthy, honest, and ethical.
lovers everywhere will adore the Golden Retriever portrayed
on the reverse of each silver coin and Chow on the reverse
of each gold coin.
note that individual 1 oz. coins, are accompanied by
a silver-plated lapel pin
in the form of a dog.
flawless proof quality silver coin is struck from 99.9% pure
silver. It has a mirror-like reverse depicting a frosted image
of a Golden Retriever. The Chinese character for 'dog' and
the 2006 year-date also appear in the design with The Perth
Mint's traditional 'P' mintmark. The Ian Rank-Broadly effigy
of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination
(Australian legal tender) are shown on the obverse.
1,000 individual 2 oz. coins will be released. Additionally,
The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,000 Three-Coin
Sets, comprising a 2 oz., 1 oz. and 1/2 oz. coin, and just
2,500 1 oz. coins and pin sets.
series is distinguished by red leatherette presentation cases,
which are housed within attractive colored sleeves. A numbered
Certificate of Authenticity accompanies individual coins and
superb proof quality gold coin is struck from 99.99% pure
gold. The mirror-like reverse of each 2006 gold Proof Lunar
coin portray a frosted image of a Chow. The Chinese character
for 'dog' and the 2006 year-date also appear in the design
with The Perth Mint's traditional 'P' mintmark. The Ian Rank-Broadly
effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary
denomination (Australian legal tender) are shown on the obverse.
7,000 individual 1/4 oz. coins will be released. Additionally,
The Perth Mint will release no more than 3,000 Three-Coin
Sets comprising a 1 oz., 1/4 oz. and 1/10 oz. coin.
Three-Coin Set is housed in a timber presentation case, which
is encased within an attractive outer sleeve. Individual coins
are presented in green leatherette cases, which also come
within attractive outer sleeves. A numbered Certificate of
Authenticity accompanies the set and individual coins.