This is biggest silver coin ever issued by the Perth Mint in 2006.
The Perth Mint's Australian Lunar Series is favored by investors as a means of adding precious metals to their investment portfolio. This unusually large silver coin is also highly collectable.
Obverse design: the 10 kilo silver coin depicts a German Shepherd, a smart and protective dog that bonds strongly with its keeper, the Chinese character for 'dog', the year-date, and also a border of bats and clouds, traditional Chinese symbols of health, peace and prosperity.
Reverse design features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the face value of AUD300. Each coin comes in a protective acrylic case.
Planned mintage: 1,000 pieces worldwide.
The final mintage: 78 pieces worldwide.
This massive .999 fine silver coin, weighs 10,000 grams or 321.5 troy ounces, equivalent to over 26.7 troy pounds!