Stunning Perth Mint of Australia 2006 Lunar Year of the Dog 5 Ounce Colorized Commemorative Silver coin. The coin weighs 155.673 grams and measures 60.3 mm in diameter and up to 7.9 mm in thickness, making it a striking and substantial coin. The coin is housed in its original plastic capsule from the Perth Mint. The coin's reverse side features a beautiful, colorized German Shepherd dog sitting atop some stones and grass, the Chinese symbol for the Dog, the year 2006, the weight ("5 OZ 999 SILVER") and peripheral artistic designs that are said to symbolize good luck and prosperity.
The coin's observe side features the famous Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the artist's initials subtly placed beneath the Queen's neckline ("IRB"), the monetary denomination ("8 DOLLARS") and the words "ELIZABETH II" and "AUSTRALIA". Fewer than 3,000 of these coins were actually released by the Perth Mint and they become increasingly rare over time, as they are withdrawn from circulation and settled into long-term collections. This is the 8th coin of the 12 coin, Series 1 Perth Mint Lunar Coin collection. Each year in the 12 year Lunar Cycle features a different animal.
Perfect for one's personal collection or as a gift. Oftentimes, these coins are presented to Police, Military, Assistance and Search and Rescue German Shepherd Trainers and Handlers as thanks for their service and as lifelong commemorations of their companions, both here and departed.
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