In 2018, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Silver Proof Coin Series II celebrates the Year of the Dog, the eleventh animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018.
Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be loyal, amiable, kind and friendly.
Struck from 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, no more than 8,000 1/2oz coins will be released worldwide.
The reverse of each coin depicts a German Shepherd dog and pup lying in grass with Chinese peony flowers in the background.
Each individual coin and three-coin set is housed in a stylish red and black presentation case and themed shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.