2006 Australia 1 oz Silver Year of the Dog BU

2006 Australia 1 oz Silver Year of the Dog BU

The eighth release of the Series I 12-Coin series features the dog. A mintage of 98,825 coins adds to the collectibility of this issue.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Each coin comes in a plastic capsule.
  • Obverse: Displays the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, purity of .999 fine Silver and the monetary denomination.
  • Reverse: Features a beautiful German Shepard sitting among some rocks in grass along with the Chinese character for “dog”.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

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This Year of the Dog coin would make a great addition to any lunar collection. Add this Brilliant Uncirculated 2006 Australia 1 oz Silver Year of the Dog coin to your cart today!

The Silver Perth Mint Lunar Series I is a beautiful collection featuring every animal from the Chinese Lunar Calendar and was in production from 1999 until 2010. The coins were minted in a wide array of sizes, including 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 5 oz, 10 oz, 1/2 kilo and 1 kilo and contain .999 fine Silver. The Lunar series was first struck only in Gold, but it proved so popular that three years after its introduction, the Silver series was introduced.

The Silver Perth Lunar Series I features a different animal every year, starting with the rabbit coin in 1999 followed by the dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, pig, mouse, ox and tiger. The obverse features the profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as captured by Raphael Maklouf. The Perth Mint also produced a Gold Lunar series featuring the same animal as the Silver coins, however, the 2006 Silver Year of the Dog coin is unique from its Gold counterpart: the Silver features a German shepherd whereas the Gold coin depicts a beagle.

The Lunar Series is based on the ancient 12-year Chinese lunar calendar, which dates back to 2,600 B.C. The Lunar Calendar is steeped in tradition and symbolism. Based on the appearance of the moon, the Lunar Calendar associates a different animal with each year in the 12-year cycle. These animals are said to have a profound influence on the personalities of people born under their rule.

Established in 1899, the Perth Mint predates the federation of Australia by two years. The mint was initially established for two reasons: to refine the vast amounts of Gold flooding in from various areas of Western Australia and to produce Gold sovereigns and half sovereigns to be used throughout Great Britain. Although Australia became an independent nation in 1901, the Perth Mint remained under the authority of the British crown until 1970. Following a 1987 State Act of Parliament, Gold Corporation, a company entirely owned by the Government of Western Australia, was established and mandated to operate the Perth Mint to market their Gold, Silver and Platinum Australian coins overseas.

The Perth Mint is also known for its outstanding quality and industry-leading creations. In 1957, the mint produced a 13 oz proof “plate” of .999999 fine Gold, the highest purity ever achieved. In 2011, they created the world’s largest, heaviest and most valuable Gold coin, containing .9999 fine Gold and weighing 2,231 pounds, that was worth $53.5 million (AUD) at the time of minting.
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By  TK

from NC

5.0

Excellent investment! Excellent service!! Now that's a pair I'll keep!!

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Nice coins super good coin dealer

By  Silver Cat Eye

from Phoenix,AZ

5.0

I bought this coin for someone born year of the dog.

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  • Attractive Design

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