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YEAR OF THE DOG Lunar 5 Oz Silver Coin 8$ Niue 2018


This beautiful 5 Oz Silver coin is dedicated to those born under the Chinese lunar year of the Dog, known to be helpful, precise and loyal persons. The coin has a lovely design, has a selective Gold plating, has a Proof quality and comes in an elegant case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to only 500 pieces worldwide!

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399.95 €

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The Dog is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Dog is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol . The character 狗 refers to the actual animal while 戌 refers to the zodiac animal.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2018
  • Face Value8 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)155.5 (5 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)65
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The reverse of the coin depicts a Gold plated Dog guarding his cub and companion over a garden background. On top of the reverse, the inscription: “YEAR OF THE DOG” – the name of the coin and “狗” – Dog in Chinese character. The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “NIUE” – the issue country, “2018” – the year of issue, “8 DOLLARS” – the face value, “5OZ 999 SILVER” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver and “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen.