Australia – Silver coin BU 1 oz, Year of the Dog, 2018

In the Chinese Lunar Calendar, 2018 is the Year of the Dog. Chinese astrology is based on a 12 years cycle, represented by twelve animals. The dog is the eleventh animal in the Chinese calendar. These Australian Silver Lunar coins elebrate the Chinese lunar calendar. According to the lunar calendar, each of these 12 animals has a profound influence over those born under its year of “rule”.
People born under the influence of the dog are said to be good-natured, loyal, kind, and sincere. Fiercely loyal to those that they love, the dog will do anything for friends and family. They value honour, respect tradition and enjoy helping people.
Those with year of birth 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018 belong to the year of the dog. The obverse of the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with the 2018 date, precious metal content, and monetary denomination.

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Greece – 10 Euro Silver Proof, SAPPHO, 2017

GREEK CULTURE-LYRIC POETS-SAPPHO. Silver coin dedicated to Greek culture. Ag 925, weight 34.1g, diametre 40mm. Μintage 2000 items in Proof Quality.

Sappho (c. 630 – c. 570 BC) was an archaic Greek poet from the island of Lesbos. Sappho wrote lyric poetry and is best known for her poems about love.

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France – 10 Euro Ag proof, VENUS OF MILO (GREECE), 2017

VENUS OF MILO (GREECE) 2017, 10 euro Silver coin. Proof quality. Ag 900/1000, diametre 37mm, weight 22,20g. Mintage 5,000 coins.

Aphrodite of Milos, better known as the Venus de Milo, is an ancient Greek statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, the statue is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty (Venus to the Romans). It is a marble sculpture, slightly larger than life size at 203 cm (6 ft 8 in) high. Part of an arm and the original plinth were lost following its discovery. From an inscription that was on its plinth, the statue is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch; earlier, it was mistakenly attributed to the master sculptor Praxiteles. It is currently on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The statue is named after the Greek island of Milos, where it was discovered.

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Great Britain – Lion Silver Proof Coin 1 oz, 2017

The Lion of England 2017 UK. One Ounce Silver Proof Coin of 999 fine silver finished to Proof standard. Limited Edition Presentation: 8,500.

The Lion of England Queen’s Beast is the crowned golden lion of England which has been one of the supporters of the Royal Arms since the accession of James I in 1603. It is supporting a shield showing the Arms of the United Kingdom as they have been since Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837. In the first and last quarters of the shield are the lions of England. The lion and treasure of Scotland appear in the second, and the harp of Ireland is in the third.

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