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These coins in the Lunar Disney Coin Collections from New Zealand Mint are sure to appeal to serious Disney fans seeking quality Disney collectibles and memorabilia. The New Zealand Mint has issued a series of popular Lunar Coins featuring a selection of striking traditional and contemporary images and coin finishes. And presented in complementary, gift-style packaging, they make for the perfect gift!

The Chinese New Year 2018 begins on February 16, 2018. In 2018, the 12 Chinese zodiac signs must show tolerance and empathy towards the people they meet to preserve their karmic balance, especially if they wish to avoid unnecessary conflicts. In 2018, success, in love as in work, depends primarily on the quality of the communication between people, and learning that being selfless and generous can bring the promise of a more generous harvest in return.

Coin Set Includes

  • One Disney Lunar Year of the Dog 5 Gram Silver Bill
  • One Disney Lunar Year of the Dog 1 oz Silver Coin
  • Paper folder
  • Fabric pouch
  • Certificate of authenticity

Coin Specifications

Disney Lunar Year of the Dog 5 Gram Silver Bill:

  • Coin Type: 5 Gram Silver Bill
  • Coin Grade: Colorized
  • Denomination: 20 cents
  • Dimensions: 3"H x 6"W
  • Mintage Year(s): 2018
  • Precious Metal Percentage: 0.999%; approximately 5 grams
  • Obverse: Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Reverse: The engraved foil includes the Mickey Mouse image for Year of the Dog from Disney's Chinese Zodiac Animals collection, along with the Chinese character for Dog, highlighted in red. The unique number in the mintage is also printed.

Disney Lunar Year of the Dog 1 oz Silver Coin:

  • Coin Type: 1 oz Silver Coin
  • Coin Grade: BU
  • Denomination: Two dollars (Niue)
  • Diameter: 40mm
  • Mintage Year(s): 2018
  • Precious Metal Percentage: 1 troy ounce
  • Obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley's effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Reverse: Features an engraving of a smiling Mickey Mouse with a stylized dog, surrounded by delicate flowers. The Chinese character for Dog . This image comes direct from Disney's Chinese Zodiac Animals collection.

Paper Folder Dimensions

  • 6-3/4"L x 3-3/4"W x 1/4"H

Distributed by The Franklin Mint.

Coin Glossary:

Die: An engraved piece of metal used to stamp a design on a coin.

Die crack: A small, raised imperfection on a coin resulting from a crack in the stamping die.

Early release: The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) uses this designation for U.S. Bullion Coins during the first month of release from the U.S. Mint. To qualify for Early Release designation, NGC must receive the coins within 30 days of their release by the US Mint or properly documented as being received by an NGC approved entity within the same 30-day release period.

Encapsulated coin: A coin graded and authenticated by a professional coin service, then sealed in plastic.

Field: The typically flat area surrounding the relief and not used for legend or inscription.

Legal tender: Official money issued by the government.

Legend: The coin's primary lettering.

Lettered edge: An inscription added to the edge of a coin.

Luster: The quality of the surface brilliance on a Mint State or Uncirculated coin.

Mercury dime: Issued from 1916 to 1945, this U.S. dime featured a representation of Liberty in a winged hat that was commonly mistaken for the ancient god, Mercury.

Mint: A government controlled coin production facility.

Mint mark: A small letter stamped on a coin that indicates its mint origin, ex. "D" for Denver.

Mint Set: One coin from each of the available denominations in a particular year, produced by a single mint and made for circulation.

Mint State (Uncirculated): A regular production coin never used in trade and existing in its original condition.

Mintage: The number of coins produced.

NGC: Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.

Numismatics: The collection and study of monetary objects such as coins and paper bills.

Obverse: Heads, or a coin's front side.

Patina: Surface discoloration, typically green or brown, caused by oxidation over time.

PCGS: Professional Coin Grading Service.

Planchet: A blank metal piece used to produce a coin.

Proof: Expertly polished planchets and dies produce these coins which feature an extremely high quality strike, resulting in unmatched detail and brilliant surface finish.

Reeded edge: A coin edge finish featuring parallel vertical grooves all the way around.

Relief: The raised portion of a stamped design that sits above the coin's field.

Reverse: Tails, or coin's back side.

Rim: The raised ring around the perimeter of a coin designed to reduce wear on the relief.

Strike: The act of stamping a coin.

Truncation: The bottom edge of a portrait or bust.

Wheat penny: Lincoln cents issued from 1909 to 1958 bearing the wheat ear design on the reverse.