The year of the dog runs from January 29, 2006 to February 17, 2007. The Chinese
believe the animal ruling the year in which a person is born has a profound influence
on their personality. Those born in the Year of the Dog (1922, 1934, 1946, 1958,
1970, 1982, 1994, and 2006) are regarded as loyal, trustworthy, honest, and ethical.
This is the eleventh issue in the Lunar-Zodiac series launched by the Perth Mint
The reverse design of this 1 oz. 99.99% pure gold Coin depicts a Beagle. The Chinese character for "dog" and the 2006 year-date also appear in the design. The Ian Rank-Broadly effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse. All Australian Lunar bullion coins are packaged in protective acrylic capsules.