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Like the Gold Lunar coin series, Silver Lunar coins have been issued by the Royal Mint since 2014. The Silver Lunar series is created specifically for the United Kingdom and celebrates our multicultural community (we have one of the oldest Chinese communities in Western Europe). They are not to be confused with the Perth Royal Mint’s Silver Lunar Series which is similar in virtually every respect apart from the fact the coins are not produced in the UK and are therefore not classed as Legal Tender for Tax purposes. The Lunar coins series is known as the Shengxiao Collection and is created with the typical fine craftmanship and excellence associated with the Royal Mint. Currently there are five coins in the Lunar series, however, once all the coins have been released they will make up a 12-series collection, featuring every animal in the Chinese Zodiac.
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  • Ox
  • Rabbit
  • Dragon
  • Snake
  • Horse
  • Goat
  • Monkey
  • Rooster
  • Dog
  • Pig
The latest coin in the Silver Lunar series is the year of the dog. Released in 2018, the year of the dog coin has been designed by the artist Wuon-Gean Ho and is struck in 999. Solid Silver. The coin’s design features a striking image of a terrier whilst the reverse side of the coin features the Queen's fifth royal portrait, which was created by the British artist Jody Clark in 2015. The 1oz coin has a face value of £2. For someone born in the year of the dog, the coin would make a fantastic keepsake, particularly as this year’s release features a number 8 which is considered particularly lucky in China. The coin has a limited mintage and only 138,888 coins have been created.
Silver Lunar Coins are an attractive investment for bullion investors and coin collectors alike. As members of the IFP - Institute for Financial Planning and PLSA - Pension and Lifetime Savings Association, we are pleased to recommend them for investments and pensions purposes. Their unique designs and the fact that there are only 12 coins in the collection gives them great investment appeal and they are an excellent alternative to traditionally more favoured bullion coins such as Britannia’s. There is currently a great many Chinese ethnics living in Britain which means that there is a huge potential market for Lunar Coins should you ever want to sell them in the future. They are also collected by investors from all over the world. The Silver Lunar range is struck in .999 solid silver and due to being classified as legal tender coins in the United Kingdom, they have the added benefit of being CGT exempt. They are available in a selection of different sizes and denominations including 1oz coins, 5oz coins and 1-kilo coins. These coins have a face value of £2, £10 and £500 respectively. All of our Silver Lunar coins are brand new and in flawless (mint) condition. The coins are individually packed and come in an airtight container in order to protect them.
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2018 1oz Silver Lunar Dog Coin

The 1oz Silver Lunar Dog is the latest silver coin design in the Royal Mint’s Shengxiao Collection.This is a brand-new bullion finish coin, issued by the Royal Mint. The coins are issued without expensive presentation boxes to maximize the amount of silver for your money. Coins will be packaged loose for small quantities and orders of 20 or more may come in Royal Mint foiling, and boxes of 100.

This coin contains 1oz of fine silver.

The coin is designed by artist Wuon-Gean Ho and features a terrier on one side with the inscription ‘Year of the Dog 2018’ and the obverse has the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.

Each coin also incorporates the number 8, which is a lucky number in Chinese tradition.

The face value of this coin is £2 and as such, qualifies as legal UK tender, so it is not liable to Capital Gains Tax on any profits made from its sale.

2018 Year of the Dog

Following on from the year of the Fire Rooster, the Chinese year of the Dog will start on February 16th 2018 and will end on February 4th 2019.

The Dog is the 11th zodiac sign of the 12 in the Chinese cycle.

People who are born under this sign are seen as having excellent manners, make and keep friends easily, work hard, are very romantic and make loyal partners.

Each Chinese zodiac year is also associated with an element and 2018 is Earth. This makes 2018 an Earth Dog Year.

The other elements are metal, wood, water and fire.

Our Expert Opinion

The Lunar Dog 1oz Silver coin has proved to be another popular Royal Mint coin. As part of the ongoing Lunar series, it receives strong demand from collectors wishing to complete the entire set.

Globally, demand is boosted from Asia in particular. Countries like China already hold British made goods in high regard doe to high quality and heritage. Combine this with the Chinese zodiac theme, and you have a very highly sought-after silver bullion coin.

The coins also benefit from tax free status due to its face value. This means any profits made when selling the coin in the future will be CGT free, boosting profit margin. For this reason, the coin is highly recommended if your focus is silver investing.

An alternative would be to consider buying Silver Britannias. They may not be limited in issue or part of a series, but they are CGT-free, just like the Lunar Dog. Premiums tend to be lower for Britannias because they’re mass produced, providing more silver for your money.