Moneda Nueva is back in the lunar market with a high-relief Year of the Dog coin

Producer of probably our favourite lunar snake coin, Moneda Nueva didn’t follow it up in following years but are now back with a new entrant into what is the most varied theme in modern numismatics. Issued for the Republic of Cameroon instead of Samoa, it retains the high-relief strike and the highlighted eyes that made the original such a stand-out piece.

Featuring a close-in portrait of a dog, there looks to be a great level of detail in the depiction of the hair. Just the inscription ‘YEAR OF THE DOG’ is present on the reverse face and it’s well-placed and non-intrusive. The eyes of the dog are brightly coloured and contrast well without appearing cartoonish. The obverse, also antique-finished, carries the emblem of Cameroon surrounded by the inscribed issuer, date and denomination.

Presented in a latex-skin floating frame and with a certificate of authenticity, each of the 500 coins is supplied in a themed shipper. Available around the middle of next month, this three-ounce silver coin should sell for around €375.00.

2018 YEAR OF THE DOG SILVER COIN

MINTS DESCRIPTION

Extremely popular by theme, but yet very special for its excellent design, this new lunar coin is a vivid representation of the Year of the Dog in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The coin comes in impressive 3 oz antique finished silver 925, 55 mm in diameter, and contains two UV-printed yellow eyes.

The coin designers took maximum advantage of modern mintage technologies. The relief Labrador Retriever engraved on the reverse is absolutely amazing – detailed and realistic as if with the fur of a real animal! With the mintage of only 500 pieces worldwide, the coin comes housed in a stylized kennel-like packaging.

SPECIFICATION

NAME 2018 YEAR OF THE DOG
DENOMINATION 3,000 Francs CFA
COMPOSITION 0.925 silver
WEIGHT 93.3 grams
DIAMETER 55.00 mm
FINISH Antique
MODIFICATIONS High relief, colour
MINTAGE 500
BOX / COA Yes / Yes
MONEDA NUEVA
By | 2017-10-14T12:29:27+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Categories: Lunar Calendar, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Moneda Nueva|0 Comments

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