The Lunar Year of the Dog is over six months away, but as usual the mints aren’t hanging around with their precious metal numismatics. We decided to wrap up the Lunar Rooster release year with one of our Superguides and that was finished a few weeks ago. In retrospect, it would’ve been better to start early and then grow it as the year progressed, so as we’re happy with the new guide format, one for the Lunar Dog has already been published. If you see the image above, it will be because we’re adding new coins to it and so off we go.
Treasures of Oz had one of our favourite lunar bullion ranges with its Tokelau-issued series, but that unfortunately died off last year and no rooster coins were struck. We’re glad to say that despite the bullion series not coming back, the proof versions have. The design is a superb one as always and called ‘Dog Family’. The usual one-ounce reverse-proof silver coin is present, along with a 0.5 gram ‘minigold’ coin, something that Treasures of Oz, along with Coin Invest Trust, have made popular over the last few years.
Also back is the latest in the mirror series. These coins have the same image, but mirrored and reverse-finished on them and they seem to be very popular. The key selling point here is the sheer size of the coin. Despite weighing just an ounce, this fine-silver coin comes in at a staggering 65 mm in diameter. All are well boxed and you can see more, including full specs, over at the guide.