Site Information

 Loading... Please wait...

Australia 2018-P Year of the Dog - German Shepherd Mother and Puppy Chinese Lunar Zodiac $30 1 Kilogram Pure Silver Reverse Proof Kilo with Color and Genuine Blue Sapphire Gemstone Eye GX P11 - MINTAGE 500

Price: $1,388.88 $1,088.88
(You save $300.00)
SKU:
70593
Quantity:

Product Description

Huge size, spectacular color, a tiny mintage limit of just 500, and a genuine BLUE SAPPHIRE gemstone add to the prestige and desirability of this MASSIVE Year of the Dog pure silver kilogram!

Investment Opportunity!No small change here! This enormous, majestic coin represents a tremendous investment opportunity, struck in pure silver! The Perth Mint's most prestigious coins in its Lunar Zodiac Series II are breathtakingly huge! At more than 100 mm in diameter, they are a full 4 inches across! This beauty is made all the more desirable by the Mint's execution of this intriguing animal motif in pure silver, artistically rendered in striking, vibrant hues! The full color design is highlighted on frosted, matte fields (or background), further enhancing an already handsome design (which is even nicer looking than the mint-supplied images suggest). Even better are the low mintage limit and the genuine blue sapphire gemstone set into the German shepherd's eye!

Between the size of the tableau & the beauty of the design, the gemstone, color and finish, and the tiny mintage of just 500, this coin can't fail to impress even the most jaded collector or investor! The only thing more impressive than this prodigious chunk of precious metal is our seemingly impossibly low price for such an exceptional wonder! The gemstone silver kilos sell quickly every year - we urge immediate action!

Click here for more coins featuring man's best friend, the loyal Dog!

Click here for all coins in the Gemstone Lunar Silver Kilogram series!

A loyal German ShepherdAvailability Note - Because of the drastically reduced mintage limit of just 500, the extreme desirability of the Gemstone Silver Kilo, the popularity of the canine theme, and the possibility of a fast sell out, quick action is advised - secure yours now!

Click here for other stupendous kilogram coins!

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 large coin features a German Shepherd, an intelligent and protective breed that bonds strongly with its owner.

Click here for more coins featuring the auspicious Dog!

Intelligent, Loyal - And Extremely Popular!
A loyal German Shepherd The German Shepherd Dog (also known as an Alsatian or Deutscher Schäferhund) is a breed of large-sized dog that originated in Germany. The German Shepherd is a relatively new breed of dog, with its origin dating to 1899. The breed is a working dog originally developed for herding and guarding sheep. Because of its strength, intelligence and abilities in obedience training it is often employed in police and military roles around the world. German Shepherds currently account for nearly 5% of all dogs registered with the American Kennel Club. Due to its loyal and protective nature, the German Shepherd is one of the most registered of breeds.

 The German Shepherd first gained international recognition following World War I, after returning soldiers spoke highly of the breed, and animal actors Rin Tin Tin and Strongheart popularized the breed further through the medium of moving pictures. As time progressed, their popularity increased gradually until 1993, when they became the third most popular breed in the United States. As of 2009, German Shepherds had climbed to the second most popular in the US. Additionally, the breed is typically among the most popular in other registries. The German Shepherd Dog's physique is very well suited to athletic competition, so they commonly compete in shows and competitions such as agility trials.

Click here for more coins featuring man's best friend, the loyal Dog!

An intelligent, loyal and hard-working German Shepherd Dog, one of the Working Dogs.German Shepherds were bred specifically for their intelligence, a trait for which they are now renowned. They are considered to be the third most intelligent breed of dog, behind only Border Collies and Poodles. In the book The Intelligence of Dogs, author Stanley Coren found that they had the ability to learn simple tasks after only five repetitions, and obeyed the first command given 95% of the time. Coupled with their strength, this trait makes the breed desirable as police, guard, and search and rescue dogs, as they are able to quickly learn various tasks and interpret instructions better than other large breeds.

German Shepherds are highly active dogs, and described in breed standards as self-assured and confident. The breed is marked by a willingness to learn and an eagerness to have a purpose. Shepherds have a loyal nature and bond well with people they know. However, they can become over-protective of their family and territory, especially if not socialized correctly. They are not inclined to become immediate friends with strangers. German Shepherds are highly intelligent and obedient and some people think they require a "firm hand", but more recent research into training methods has shown they respond as well, if not better, to positive reward based training methods.

Click here for more coins featuring the auspicious Dog!

And A Hard Worker!
A loyal, intelligent and hard-working German Shepherd Dog, one of the working dogs, undergoing military training in the United States Air Force (USAF).German Shepherds are a very popular choice for use as working dogs. They are especially well known for their police work, being used for tracking criminals, patrolling troubled areas, and detection and holding of suspects. Additionally thousands of German Shepherds have been used by the military. Usually trained for scout duty, they are used to warn soldiers to the presence of enemies or of booby traps or other hazards. Incredibly, German Shepherds have been trained by military groups to parachute from aircraft.

The German Shepherd Dog is one of the most widely used breeds in a wide variety of scent-work roles. These include search and rescue, cadaver searching, narcotics detection, explosives detection, accelerant detection, and mine detection dog, among others. They are suited for these lines of work because of their keen sense of smell and their ability to work regardless of distractions.

Click here for more coins featuring man's best friend, the loyal Dog!

A pair of loyal, intelligent and hard-working German Shepherd Dogs, one of the working dog breeds, high in the mountains. At one time the German Shepherd Dog was the breed chosen almost exclusively to be used as a guide dog for the visually impaired. In recent years, Labrador and Golden Retrievers have been more widely used for this work, although there are still German Shepherds being trained. A versatile breed, they excel in this field due to their strong sense of duty, their mental abilities, their fearlessness, and their attachment to their owner.

German Shepherd Dogs are used for herding and tending sheep grazing in meadows next to gardens and crop fields. They are expected to patrol the boundaries to keep sheep from trespassing and damaging the crops. In Germany and other places these skills are tested in herding utility dog trials also known as HGH (Herdengebrauchshund).

This is the eleventh annual release in the Lunar Zodiac Series II from Australia!

Click here for the other Chinese Lunar Zodiac coins!

Click here for other stupendous kilogram coins!

Investment Note

It's obvious that this coin is gargantuan - it weighs one full kilogram of pure silver, and measures a full four inches in diameter and over a half-inch thick. But it's not just its size - this kilo features exquisite colorization by the Perth Mint! On top of this is the genuine blue sapphire gemstone set into the coin. Finally, consider the popularity of the Year of the Dog and check out our low, low price for such a massive chunk of precious metal, and you can see why these are so desirable!

Click here for more coins featuring man's best friend, the loyal Dog!

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.

Click here for other great colored coins!

Obverse
A mother German Shepherd dog and pup lounge in the grass with Chinese peony flowers in the background. The legend YEAR OF THE Dog defines the theme. The Chinese character for "Dog" is above the mother German Shepherd, while the Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed to the right, near the 3:00 position along the rim.

Click here for all coins in the Gemstone Lunar Silver Kilogram series!

Reverse
The reverse features 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 KG 9999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.

Click here for more Perth Mint silver kilograms!

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

Click here for other stupendous kilogram coins!

Specifications

Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 30 Dollars
Weight 1000.100 g
Diameter 100.60 mm (4 inches!)
Gauge (Thickness)   16.80 mm
Mintage Limit 500
   
Finish Reverse Proof with Color and Diamond Gemstone
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Ing Ing Jong (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered




.

Product Reviews

Write Review

This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!