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Tuvalu 2018-P Puppies #3 - Golden Retriever Twins Baby Puppy Dog Pups 50 Cents Pure Silver Half Dollar Proof with Color P07

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Get the third release in this popular series that celebrates five different, baby versions of man's best friend! Frolic with this adorably cute pair of Golden Retriever pups as they playfully pop out of their basket on this affordable, full color, pure silver half dollar!

Cute, cute CUTE! What could be more adorable than big eyed, floppy eared puppies? Join us on this exploration of youthful canines, with the cutest little fur babies on the planet! Talisman Coins and the Perth Mint (Australia's precious metals experts) are proud to bring you this heart-warming new series, entitled simply Puppies. These pure silver proofs with full color imagery capture the fun and tenderness of the youngest of man's best friends! The very low mintage limit of just 5,000 per baby pup makes each heartwarming scene that much more desirable! Extremely affordable - don't miss out, get yours now!

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A cute and friendly yellow or golden Labrador Retriever puppy!One of the most adorable and popular dog breeds, golden retrievers are treasured for their gentle nature, intelligence, and soft and lustrous light-colored coats. Said to be golden inside and outside, the breed’s mellow nature has for decades made them especially popular as children’s pets. While even tempered, they are also energetic and fun-loving, especially as puppies. Originally bred for hunting and retrieving birds from water, they are now loved for their eagerness to fetch balls and sticks, and are enthusiastic beach goers

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The five Puppies planned for this series are:

    1)  Beagle
    2)  Border Collie
    3)  Golden Retriever
    4)  English Bulldog
    5)  Poodle

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The Friendly & Hard-Working Retriever
A cute and friendly yellow or golden Labrador Retriever puppy! The Labrador Retriever (also Labrador, or Lab for short) is one of several kinds of retriever, a type of gun dog. A breed characteristic is its webbed paws for swimming, useful for the breed's original purpose of retrieving fishing nets. This and their subsequent use as hunting companions gave them the name retriever. The dogs of this breed are very loving, kind and compassionate to their masters. The Labrador is the most popular breed of dog (by registered ownership) in the world, and is, by a large margin, the most popular breed by registration in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. It is also the most popular breed of assistance dog in Canada, the United States, Australia, United Kingdom and many other countries, as well as being widely used by police and other official bodies for their detection and working abilities. Typically, Labradors are athletic, and love to swim, play catch and fetch, and are good with young children.

The modern Labrador's ancestors originated on the island of Newfoundland, now part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The breed emerged over time from the St. John's Water Dog, (also a founding breed of the Newfoundland dog) through ad-hoc breedings by early settlers in the mid to late 16th century. Labradors are a well-balanced, friendly and versatile breed, adaptable to a wide range of functions as well as making very good pets. Labradors instinctively enjoy holding objects and even hands or arms in their mouths, which they can do with great gentleness (a Labrador can carry an egg in its mouth without breaking it!). They are also known to have a very soft feel to the mouth, as a result of being bred to retrieve game such as waterfowl. The Labrador Retriever's coat repels water to some extent, thus facilitating the extensive use of the dog in waterfowl hunting.

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A handsome yellow or golden Labrador Retriever adult stands at the ready!The Golden or Yellow Labrador
Labrador Retrievers are registered in three colors: black (a solid black color), yellow (anything from light cream to "fox-red"), and chocolate (medium to dark brown). Some Labrador retrievers can have markings such as white patches on their chest and other areas, but most commonly they are one solid color. Yellow and chocolate pups would occasionally appear (although they were often culled) in previous eras, until finally gaining acceptance in the 20th century.

The first recognized yellow Labrador was Ben of Hyde, born 1899; chocolate labs became more established in the 1930s. In the early years of the breed through to the mid-20th century, Labradors of a shade we would now call "yellow" were in fact a dark, almost butterscotch, hue. Over the 20th century a preference for far lighter shades of yellow through to cream prevailed, until today most yellow labs are of this shade.

The shade was known as "Golden" until the  United Kingdom Kennel Club required a change in terminology, on the grounds that "Golden" was not actually a color (in fact, "golden" is an adjective describing color, and "chocolate" a noun describing a candy!). Perhaps the real reason for the change is to maintain breed distinction - although yellow labs are sometimes colloquially referred to by the uninitiated as "golden retrievers", this is a misnomer. In fact, the "Golden Retriever" is a separate, recognized breed.

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The Ultimate Guide Dog!
A yellow or golden Labrador Retriever from Great Britain named Endal, known as the most decorated dog in the world and the Labradors are an intelligent breed with a good work ethic and, as stated, even temperaments (statistics show that 91.5% of Labradors who were tested passed the American Temperament Test). Common working roles for Labradors include hunting, tracking and detection (they have a great sense of smell which helps when working in these areas); disabled-assistance, carting, and therapy work. Approximately 60–70% of all guide dogs in Canada are Labradors; other common breeds are Golden Retrievers and German Shepherd Dogs.

The high intelligence, initiative and self-direction of Labradors in working roles is exemplified by dogs such as Endal, who during a 2001 emergency placed an unconscious human being in the recovery position, retrieved his mobile phone from beneath the car, fetched a blanket and covered him, barked at nearby dwellings for assistance, and then ran to a nearby hotel to obtain help. A number of Labradors have also been taught to assist their owner in removing money and credit cards from ATMs with prior training.

Endal (13 December 1995 - 13 March 2009) was a male Labrador retriever in Great Britain whose abilities as a service dog and as an ambassador for service dog charitable work resulted in his world wide notoriety. Among other distinctions, Endal has been described as "the most decorated dog in the world" (including "Dog of the Millennium"). He received the PDSA’s Gold Medal for Animal Gallantry and Devotion to Duty, the highest award available to an animal, and was filmed by over 340 film crews from around the world, and had a number of world "firsts" as an assistance dog to his credit.

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A pair of yellow or golden Labrador Retriever working dogs, who are serving as guide dogs for the disabled.Technology Note
The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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Obverse
What could be cuter than this adorable pair of Golden Retriever puppies playfully popping out of their basket?The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed near the rim. The legend defines the theme: GOLDEN RETRIEVER.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend 1/2 OZ 9999 AG guarantees the weight and purity. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a handsome taupe leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 50 Cents
Weight 15.553 g
Diameter 32.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)     2.60 mm
Mintage Limit    5,000
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Ing Ing Jong (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered




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