2018 Royal Australian Mint Tetra-Decagon Unc 50c Coin Lunar Year of the Dog

As the Chinese Lunar Calendar ushers in the Year of the Dog in 2018, this coin celebrates the honest, friendly and trustworthy people born under this Zodiac sign. Combining an artistic design with the tetra-decagon shape unique to this series this coin will be a cherished souvenir for those who celebrate coins or Chinese customs.
The Chinese Zodiac, Sheng Xiao, has its basis in a twelve-year cycle. Each year is represented by one of twelve animals with unique personality traits, with these characteristics being passed on to people born in that year. In 2018, the Lunar Year of the Dog will see the births of many people who are said to be faithful, courageous, agile, smart and warm-hearted.
The Chinese calendar also rotates through the elements of earth, fire, water, metal and wood as part of a larger 60-year cycle. The earth dogs born this year will also be communicative, serious, and responsible in work.
At many Chinese celebrations, holidays and special events, monetary gifts are given to wish hope and prosperity to younger people. These offerings are traditionally given in red envelopes, a colour which both symbolises good luck and wards off evil forces
Packaged in a red folder, upholding the cherished Chinese New Year tradition
Unique tetra-decagon shape, exclusive to this coin series
Coin’s reverse features an artistic design of the Dog
Obverse features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley
Australian legal tender
Specifications: CuNi 15.37g, 31.51mm Diameter, Uncirculated
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