RAM Lunar Year of the Dog series
The Royal Australian Mint is continuing its Lunar series with this exquisite 2018 1 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Dog Coin .9999 Fine BU. Lunar coin series are some of the most appealing and sought after on the market. They offer collectors and investors the chance to celebrate each year on the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Lunar calendar. The Royal Australian Mint began its own Lunar coin series in 2007, and each new release upholds its dedication to appealing design and quality craftsmanship.
The Lunar calendar has a separate animal honored in each year of the cycle. Those born in the year of a specific animal are said to share characteristics with that animal. People born in the Year of the Dog are friendly, honest, trustworthy, and have a strong sense of duty. Depending on which year of the cycle you’re born into, you are either Water, Metal, Earth, Fire, or Wood - those born into 2018 will be Earth Dogs with the lucky numbers of three, four, and nine.
This gorgeous coin features a stylized image of two dogs along with the Chinese character for a dog on its reverse. The obverse showcases a profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, encircled by depictions of the 12 signs and moon phases of the Chinese Zodiac. It is crafted of .999 fine gold and struck in Brilliant Uncirculated.