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Year of the Dog


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2006 Year of the Dog

With the 2006 Year of the Dog coins, The Perth Mint did something unique for the Lunar Series. Different breeds of dogs are used on the silver coins than on the gold coins.

For the gold coins, The Perth Mint chose a beagle. But, for the silver coins a German shepherd was chosen. (Of course, it would be difficult to put different breeds of dragons on coins!)

Because of the popularity of dogs, sales of the year 2006 Lunar Series coins have been brisk since the coins were released in the fall of 2005. Buyers include dog lovers in addition to collectors and investors.

People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They have a deep sense of loyalty, are honest, and inspire other people's confidence. However, Dog People are somewhat selfish, terribly stubborn, and eccentric. They care little for wealth, yet somehow always seem to have money. Dog people can be quite critical and are noted for their sharp tongues, but they make good leaders. They are compatible with those born in the Years of the Horse, Tiger, and Rabbit.

Besides 2006, other Years of Dog are 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934, 1922, and 1910.

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