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Special canine coin for Sydney Expo

Special canine coin for Sydney Expo

One of the benefits for coin collectors attending the Australasian Numismatic Dealers Association’s Money Expo is the opportunity to pick up interesting coin show specials.

At the forthcoming Sydney event, taking place at Lower Sydney Town Hall between 14 and 15 October, attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to secure a unique release from our Australian Lunar – 2018 Year of the Dog Silver Coin Series.

Struck from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure silver, this petite show special portrays a meticulously coloured image of a German shepherd and its pup. The design also includes the Chinese character for ‘dog’.

With an issue limit of just 1,500, the Australian legal tender special offers astute collectors the essential combination of exclusivity, quality and popularity.

How to buy

To secure your coin, which is housed in presentation packaging including a distinctive box shipper featuring Sydney Money Expo branding, it will be necessary to visit ANDA’s own booth at the event.

With a recommended retail price of just $29, it’s a great and affordable way to mark your attendance.

For those unable to get to the Expo, any remaining stock will be available from The Perth Mint and Downies on 16 October.

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What’s New? Perth Mint collector coin releases for October 2017

What’s New? Perth Mint collector coin releases for October 2017

This month’s bulletin is a bonanza for those inspired by Chinese mythology and symbolism.

Always popular among collectors and gift buyers, coloured edition coins from the Australian Lunar Series feature vivid reverse depictions. This year’s additions portray the labrador retriever and German shepherd – two of the world’s favourite dogs.

Adding to the prestigious options available for everyone celebrating the Year of the Dog, the latest Typeset Collection showcases four superb finishes meticulously created by our craftspeople.

The new Dragon and Pearl antiqued silver coin is a shining example of creativity and innovation. Portraying two mythical dragons surrounding a rotating pearl-like bead, it brings together two of the most auspicious symbols in Chinese culture.

The dragon is also one of the symbols depicted on our colourful new Blessing coin. Eagle-eyed collectors will spot that together with other coloured design elements it represents the lucky Chinese character ‘Fu’.

For more details of these and other new releases including the fifth and final coin from our popular Polar Babies series, browse through the electronic bulletin above or visit Recent Releases.

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New 2018 Lunar coins feature man’s best friend

New 2018 Lunar coins feature man’s best friend

The Perth Mint is excited to present its new collection of Australian Lunar proof coins celebrating the Year of the Dog.

Immaculately struck in 99.99% pure gold and 99.99% pure silver, these 2018 releases feature magnificent representations of “man’s best friend”.

Lunar coins draw inspiration from the Chinese zodiac which associates a different animal with each year of the 12-year lunar cycle. According to legend, Lord Buddha summoned all the animals of the Earth to come to him before he departed to his next life – but only 12 arrived. In recognition of their devotion, Buddha rewarded each of the 12 with a year named after it in the lunar calendar – including the dog.

These loyal and dependable creatures are represented on our new Lunar silver proof coins by a German shepherd, and on the gold proof coins by a labrador retriever.

German shepherd

Consistently ranked as one of the most popular breeds in the world, the German shepherd, also known as the Alsatian, was originally developed for herding sheep. Intelligent, obedient and highly trainable, it is now most strongly associated with police and military work. Tireless in its efforts to assist in search and rescue, narcotics detection and host of other challenging roles, it is undoubtedly one of mankind’s most invaluable animal companions.

Labrador retriever

Beloved by millions of owners who have made it the world’s most popular pet dog, the labrador retriever is an attractive, gentle, yet highly capable breed. Naturally gifted in many ways of assistance to humans, it is perhaps best known for its skill as a guide dog for the blind. Its obedience, even temper, love of company, outgoing nature, and tenderness, have all combined to make it the ideal family dog too.

Year of the Dog

The year dates for people ruled by the Chinese lunar dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018. According to Chinese mythology, those born under the influence of this sign are said to be loyal, amiable, kind and friendly.

Presented in special themed packaging, these strictly limited collectables are ideal for dog lovers and anyone born in the Year of the Dog.

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