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1/4 oz Australian Lunar Year of the Dog 2018 Gold Coin In Stock

As a long-term partner of the Perth Mint, Tavex is pleased to offer one of world’s finest minted ... read more
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Introduction

As a long-term partner of the Perth Mint, Tavex is pleased to offer one of world’s finest minted gold bullion coins, the 2018 Australian Lunar Year of the Dog. The gold coin is part of Perth Mint’s praised chronological gold bullion collection, the Australian Lunar Series II, where each coin in the series is only minted once every twelve years in accordance with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. In addition, the most popular one-ounce version in the series has a limited annual mintage of only 30,000 pieces, giving the coin a considerable collector’s premium in the secondary market.

The Year of the Dog gold coin contains 99.99% pure gold and is produced with a special minting technique that ensures the coin is in proof-like condition, meaning it has exceptionally shiny and mat surfaces coupled with the richest of detail. This bullion coin is truly a piece of breathtaking gold art suitable for collectors with an eye for beauty and those who wish to give their loved ones something really memorable and special.

Why Buy

  • Australian Lunar Year of the Dog gold coins are money. The Gold Lunar Series was introduced for the first time in 1996 and every gold coin in the series, including the Year of the Dog, is considered to be legal tender by the Australian Government. 
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Dog gold coins are rare. Before year 2018 issued only once since the Lunar Series started, in 2006, the half-ounce Year of the Dog coin is one of the rarest 24 karat legal tender gold bullion coins in the 21st century. 
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Dog gold coins are based on the treasured Chinese lunar calendar. Those born in the year of the dog are generally perceived to be honest, loyal, sincere, and of good nature, but they tend to be cautious and conservative.  
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Dog gold coins are great gifts for your loved ones. Give a tribute to the ones you appreciate by marking their virtues and year of birth in pure 24 karat gold, a gift that will stay with them forever.  
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Dog gold coins are made in proof condition. Minted with such high quality, brilliance and rich detail, it becomes hard not to call it “my precious”.  
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Dog gold coins are popular with astute collectors. Its motif of the dog that varies every 12th year, and its quality, purity and legal tender status mean that the coin has a considerable premium over its melt value in the secondary market.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Dog gold coins are internationally recognised. By being part of the Australian Gold Lunar Series which has been in continuous production for more than 20 years, and by portraying motifs of the famous Chinese zodiac and the effigy of the most powerful and longest serving queen in the 20th century, Queen Elizabeth II, the Australian Lunar Year of the Dog gold coin is recognised throughout the world by bullion dealers and collectors alike.

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  • Product value (1pc)
    2 042,31 PLN
  • Buyback price
    1 790,73 PLN
  • Your risk now
    251,58 PLN

Fact: gold price in PLN has risen 35.96% in the last 8 years. The lowest price was 3 451,17 PLN/1oz and the highest 7 788,48 PLN/1oz. Current world market price is 7 223,75 PLN/1oz

History

Australian Lunar gold coin - Year of the Dog

The Chinese lunar calendar is today used by many for Taoist cosmology. It is believed that, depending on the year of the zodiac when a person is born, a special relationship exists between theperson’s personality and the animal that constitutes part of the Chinesezodiac. The animals in the zodiac are supposed to be of symbolic nature, where each animal is a representation of a specific group of characteristics and traits that can be found in every human being. There are twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac, each of them being celebrated once every twelve years. The year of the dog was celebrated in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018.

Those born in the year of the dog are considered to be persons who bear a strong sense of loyalty towards others and will do anything for the person they cherish the most. Likewise, they are ready to help others and tend to put the interest of others before their own. People born in the year of the dog are said to be people who cherish a quiet life in the companionship of the family. They are also considered to be honest and sincere, disapproving of evil acts and dishonest gain. Because of their truthfulness, they will sometimes have issues coping with other people’s bad behaviour. Other people tend to have a harder time establishing a relationship with people born under the sign of the dog as they tend to be more conservative and cautious. But once friendship is established, they become excellent companions as they will remain faithful in maintaining the relationship. It can therefore be seen that the Australian Gold Lunar Year of the Dog coin is an ideal gift for whoever you love or respect, since giving a Gold Lunar coin means that you are showing affection by immortalising the person’s year of birth and particular virtues in pure and precious golden artwork.

Product weight in grams
7.777
Gold weight in grams
7.775869
Fineness
999.9
Gold weight in troy ounces
0.25
Diameter
22.6
Thickness
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Face value description
25 dollars
Manufacturer
The Perth Mint, Australia

Obverse

The obverse portrays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The reason for picturing Her Majesty the Queen stems from Australia’s membership of the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth of Nations. By being a member of the Commonwealth, Australia has Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning constitutional monarch. Above the Queen’s effigy is the text “ELIZABETH II” and “AUSTRALIA”. Inscribed below the effigy are the designer’s initials “IRB” – Ian Rank-Broadley. At the bottom, in semi-circle is inscribed the size of the coin, purity "9999 GOLD", the year of the mintage, and the denomination of the coin.

Reverse

The reverse depicts a labrador retriever standing on rocks and featuring a stylised pine tree in the background. Inscribed above is the Chinese character for “dog”, and below the dog is the text "Year of the Dog".

Packaging

Each coin is individually packaged in a hard plastic capsule by the Perth Mint. Multiples of 20 coins are available in wholesale packages.

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DELIVERY

When placing an order through our online shop, you can choose to have the products delivered to your local post office or to collect them in person at one of our offices in Warsaw.

1. Delivery by Pocztex: after we have received your payment, the products will be dispatched within 24 hours. Delivery time is within 1 to 3 working days.

2. Self pick-up: you are welcome to come and collect your products at one of our offices the same day we notify you that we have received your payment.
In both instances, you need to bring a valid ID to collect the products.

INSURANCE

The package is insured by Pocztex, and in the extremely unlikely case that the package is lost or damaged, Tavex Sp. z o.o. will re-ship the items or refund your money. The insurance only applies whilst the products are in transit and ceases to be valid once the shipping carrier obtains the recipient’s signature.

PACKAGING

The products are encased in protective wrapping and placed in a discreet, unbranded padded package.

SHIPMENT TRACKING

Once the products have been packaged, the tracking number is sent to your email address. On the Pocztex homepage, you use their tracking tool together with the tracking number you received and follow the shipping process of your order.

DELAYS

Should a delivery delay occur or if the ordered product is out of stock, Tavex will always contact you by email to give you details about the delivery.

SHIPING PRICES

The shipping charges within Poland:

package of up to 5 kg – 49 zł;
package heavier than 5 kg – 89 zł.

If you wish to have your products delivered to another country, please contact us on +48 22 114 00 20 or by email at tavex@tavex.pl for prices and terms.

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DELIVERY

When placing an order through our online shop, you can choose to have the products delivered to your local post office or to collect them in person at one of our offices in Warsaw.

1. Delivery by Pocztex: after we have received your payment, the products will be dispatched within 24 hours. Delivery time is within 1 to 3 working days.

2. Self pick-up: you are welcome to come and collect your products at one of our offices the same day we notify you that we have received your payment.
In both instances, you need to bring a valid ID to collect the products.

INSURANCE

The package is insured by Pocztex, and in the extremely unlikely case that the package is lost or damaged, Tavex Sp. z o.o. will re-ship the items or refund your money. The insurance only applies whilst the products are in transit and ceases to be valid once the shipping carrier obtains the recipient’s signature.

PACKAGING

The products are encased in protective wrapping and placed in a discreet, unbranded padded package.

SHIPMENT TRACKING

Once the products have been packaged, the tracking number is sent to your email address. On the Pocztex homepage, you use their tracking tool together with the tracking number you received and follow the shipping process of your order.

DELAYS

Should a delivery delay occur or if the ordered product is out of stock, Tavex will always contact you by email to give you details about the delivery.

SHIPING PRICES

The shipping charges within Poland:

package of up to 5 kg – 49 zł;
package heavier than 5 kg – 89 zł.

If you wish to have your products delivered to another country, please contact us on +48 22 114 00 20 or by email at tavex@tavex.pl for prices and terms.

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