1 Kilo Silver Lunar II Dog 2018

Product code: 201253


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Perth Mint
Total Weight (grams)
Pure Metal Weight (g)
Face Value
30 Australian Dollars

To celebrate 2018 The Perth Mint have continued their Lunar Series of silver coins with this 1KG Lunar Dog design in silver. These are brand new coins which come individually in plastic capsules or in bulk orders of 10.

Each coin contains 1KG of 999.9 fine silver and has a face value of A$30. It follows the 2017 year of the Rooster, the year of the Monkey in 2016, the goat in 2015, 2014 horse, and 2013’s year of the snake.

The obverse of this coin contains the fourth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.

The reverse of this coin, designed by Ing Jong, has a German Shepherd dog lying side by side with a puppy.

There is also the Chinese character for ‘Dog’ and some Chinese Peony flowers.

The words “Year of the Dog” appear at the base of the coin along with a ‘P’ which is the Pert Mint mintmark.

Our expert opinion

The huge size of these coins helps bring the average price per gram of silver down, so we’re not surprised that these are as popular with investors as collectors. The sheer size is very satisfying to hold, maximising the appeal of owning precious metals in their physical form. The Chinese theme should prove popular with the nearby Asian market, already Australia’s largest expert market.

In a similar way to the UK silver lunar series, the Perth Mint Lunar II coins are part of a limited issue collection which enhances their global appeal. If you’re a UK investor, it may be worth considering adding UK coins to this one to maximize tax efficiency. Buying Silver Britannias for instance, or even the Silver Queens Beast series, enables any profits to be Capital Gains Tax free.

Orders are delivered free of charge within the UK only.

Delivery is in non-branded tamper proof packaging by Royal Mail Special Delivery and is fully insured. Delivery usually takes place before 1pm on the day following despatch, but some areas may run over this timeframe.

Maximum value per parcel is £50,000, so larger orders will be sent in multiple installments.
When placing your order, the delivery address needs to match the registered address of the buyer.

You’ll receive a despatch email with a tracking link once the goods are sent so you can see the status of the delivery and location of the parcel.

In the event that no-one is in to receive the delivery, you’ll be left a red card confirming attempted delivery, with confirmation on the Royal Mail tracking page. You then have the choice of arranging redelivery or picking up the parcel from your nearest sorting office.

For more details please see section 4 of our Terms & Conditions and our Delivery & Storage page.

If you request storage for your order, your goods will be sent free of charge to the storage vaults.

All gold & silver orders are stored at Loomis International in the UK and held on a fully allocated and segregated basis.
Storage fees are 1%+VAT/year for gold and 1.5%+VAT/year for silver, subject to minimum charges.

Please see further details of storage fees and minimum charges on our Storage & Delivery page.

Storage is charged at point of purchase by selecting ‘Buy with Storage’ to the next semi-annual pay date. Semi-annual storage dates are 15 March and 15 September each year and are subject to minimum charges for the period.

A recurring storage fee will be taken from your card at each semi-annual storage date.
You can opt to have your goods delivered at any time, subject to delivery charges of £25 +0.25% of the metal value.