Buy British Gold Year Of The Dog Coin Online. The British Lunar Year of the Dog is one of the coins released to celebrate the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac collection. It is the fifth release of the coins. The coin was released in 2018, both the silver and gold coins. These British gold coins come in the following sizes: 1 oz, 5 oz and 1 kilogram. The gold coin also comes as a 1/10 troy ounce coin. The Lunar Year of the dog is a 24-gold carat coin.
The coin has a diameter of 32.69 millimeters and weighs 31.10 grams. With its reeded edge, the coin has a gold fineness of 99.99%. Designed by Wuon-Gean Ho, the reverse of the coin features a terrier, a much-loved breed of a dog. The terrier is portrayed running from the right side of the coin towards the left side of the coin, on a rugged field. At the upper part of the coin, the text “YEAR OF THE DOG • 2018” is engraved. The text curves from the top-left to the top-right. Below the text, the inscription “1 OZ FINE GOLD 999.9” is engraved. The Chinese character for dog is debossed on the right side of the coin, above the terrier- “狗”.
The portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, is depicted on the obverse of the coin. The Queen faces the right side of the coin wearing the crown she wore for her coronation in 1953. Below the Queen’s effigy are the initials of Jody Clark, the designer of the obverse side of the coin- “J.C”. Surrounding the effigy is the inscription “ELIZABETH II • D • G • REG • F • D • 100 POUNDS•” from the top-right side of the coin clockwise. “D • G • REG • F • D” stands for ‘Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensor’, which translates to: By the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of Faith.
The coin was minted by the Royal Mint. It is wholly owned by Her Majesty’s Treasury and is under an exclusive contract to supply all the nation’s coinage. Being a legal tender, both collectors and investors can buy British Gold Year Of The Dog Coin Online exempt from sales tax or VAT.