offers an exciting array of bullion coin options for investors
seeking to add precious metals to their portfolios. Among
the most popular gold and silver bullion coins are those from
the Australian Lunar Series, with designs based on the twelve
different animals associated with the ancient Chinese calendar.
The 2006-dated coins feature the Year of the Dog.
These magnificent coins represent more than
an investment opportunity. 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,
Beautiful designs and limited mintages mean
these bullion coins are also sought by collectors, giving
them potential for numismatic appreciation over time.
The 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.
All coins in this series are issued as legal
tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
Format & Mintage
Australian Lunar gold bullion coins are available in eight
sizes. The 1 kilo, 10 oz. and 2 oz. coin mintages are unlimited,
but no more than 30,000 1 oz., 40,000 1/2 oz., and 60,000
1/4 oz., 80,000 1/10 oz., and 100,000 1/20 oz. coins will
Australian Lunar silver bullion coins are
available in seven sizes. The 1 Kilo, 1/2 Kilo, 10 oz.,
5 oz., and 2 oz. coin mintages are unlimited, but no more
than 300,000 1 oz., and 500,000 1/2 oz. coins will be issued.
Metal, Purity & Quality
All Australian Lunar coins are minted from 99.99% pure gold
or 99.9% pure silver, in bullion quality, with a shiny design
on a frosted background.
The reverse design for the 2006-dated gold coins depicts
a Beagle. In silver, the reverse design depicts a German
The Chinese character for “dog”
and the 2006 year-date also appear in the design. The Ian
Rank-Broadly effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and
the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse.
All Australian Lunar bullion coins are packaged in protective
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