Australian Gold Year Of The Dog

  • Coined: 2018
  • Gold Fineness: 99.99%
  • Tax Status: No sales tax or VAT
  • Mint: Perth Mint
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Buy Australian Gold Year Of The Dog Coin Online. The Australian Gold Year of the Dog is one of the coins in the Lunar Series II. The coin was minted in 2018 in the 1/20 troy ounce size.  It is the eleventh release of the Lunar Series II collection. The Australian gold coin is also available in sizes of: 1 oz, ¼ oz and 1 kg.

The 1/20 t/oz coin has a diameter of 14.8 millimeters and a thickness of 1.4 millimeters. With its reeded edge, the coin has a composition of 99.99% fine gold. The obverse of the coin, features the portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II which was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. The Queen faces the right profile of the coin wearing the crown she wore during her coronation in 1953. Beneath the Queen’s effigy are the initials of the of the designer, “IRB”. The name “ELIZABETH II” is engraved on the left side of the coin; from the mid-left to the top-left side. The name “AUSTRALIA” is inscribed from the top-right side of the coin to the mid-right section.  The size of the coin, gold fineness, the year of mintage and the monetary denomination of the coin- “1/20 9999 GOLD 2018 5 DOLLARS”- are inscribed from the mid-left side of the coin to the mid-right section, in a counterclockwise direction.

The reverse side of the coin features the portrait of a dog; the Labrador Retriever, positioned towards the left side, tilting its head facing the right side. It is a different design from the German Shepherd featured on the silver coins. The lab is depicted on a collection of rocks with a small, stylized pine tree growing from the rocks in the background. The Chinese character for dog, “狗”, is engraved at the top-right side of the coin, above the dogs back. The mint mark, “P”, is debossed on the mid-left of the coin. The “YEAR OF THE DOG” is engraved at the bottom of the coin.

The coin was produced by the Perth Mint, founded in Australia, 1899. Traders of the coin can buy Australian Gold Year Of The Dog Coin Online free from sales tax or VAT since it’s a legal tender.

Additional information


999.9 fine gold / 24 carat gold

Country of Origin



$100 AUD


The Perth Mint


39.34 mm

Pure Gold Content

1 Troy oz








31.103 gm