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

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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
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By |2017-10-14T12:29:27+00:00October 14th, 2017|Categories: Lunar Calendar, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Moneda Nueva|0 Comments

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