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Canada 2018 Year of the Dog Chinese Lunar Zodiac $150 Round Gold Proof GX L08

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Celebrate the loyal and friendly Year of the Dog in 2018 with this beautiful, sizable yet affordable gold proof!

Investment Opportunity! According to the Chinese lunar zodiac, 2018 is the year of “Man’s Best Friend,” the dog! Those born under the sign of the Dog are loyal guardians and honest friends who are eternally compassionate. The Dog lives by a high moral code and can always be counted on for his or her honesty. They possess boundless energy, energy, but this bighearted soul is always eager to lend a hand. The Dog is a pleasure to be around, always showering family and friends with kindness, support and love.

This tenacious and brave animal is made all the more desirable by the Royal Canadian Mint's exquisite craftsmanship and full proof finish, dramatically rendered by the fine engravers at the Mint in precious gold!

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A loyal German Shepherd The Year of the Dog - Loyal, Friendly Intelligent!
Centuries ago, the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar (rather than the solar) cycle. There are twelve animals in the Chinese lunar zodiac, each corresponding in sequence to a year rather than a month.

Those born in the years 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018 celebrate the Year of the Dog - man's best friend! According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Dog are said to exhibit that animal’s attributes.  They are loyal, honest, intelligent, straightforward and faithful, and possess a strong sense of righteousness. 

This is the eighth annual release in the Lunar Zodiac Gold Proofs series from Canada!


An Original Work of Art!
A loyal German ShepherdThe design commemorates 2018 as the Year of the Dog by emphasizing the energetic, bounding character of its representative animal. Canadian artist Aries Cheung has created a stylized depiction of a dog leaping with playful energy over the Chinese character for "Dog" beneath it. Behind the canine is a rainbow and auspicious clouds, their swirling contours echoed in the dog’s fur to bestow good fortune upon this friendly and loyal zodiac sign.

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Obverse
The design commemorates 2018 as the Year of the Dog by emphasizing the energetic, bounding character of its representative animal. Canadian artist Aries Cheung has created a stylized depiction of a dog leaping with playful energy over the Chinese character for "Dog" beneath it. Behind the canine is a rainbow and auspicious clouds, their swirling contours echoed in the dog’s fur to bestow good fortune upon this friendly and loyal zodiac sign. The date of issue and the denomination are also indicated.
 
 
An intelligent, loyal and hard-working German Shepherd Dog, one of the Working Dogs.Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.
 
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Packaging

The coin is encapsulated inside an exquisite, gold satin brocade, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a red outer sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 150 Dollars
Weight 11.84 g
Diameter 28.00 mm
Mintage Limit     1,500
   
Finish Proof
Composition .750 Fine (18-Karat) Gold
alloyed with Silver
Edge Serrated (reeded, milled)
   
Artist Aries Cheung
Certificate Individually Numbered
 
 


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