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2011 Working Dogs Australian Cattle Dog 1oz Silver Proof Coin

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Strict limit of 2 per household / customer

Product Description

*Strict limit of Two (2) per household. Coin Club Australia reserves the right to revise orders without notification. 

Item: Working Dogs Series - 2011 Australian Cattle Dog 1oz Silver Proof Coin (3rd Release)

Issue Mint: The Perth Mint

Legal Tender: Tuvalu $1

Mintage: 3,000

Material: 1 Troy oz 99.9% Silver

Condition: Brand New in original issue condition. Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, each coin is housed in a presentation case and illustrated shipper.

Issue Price: $97.50

Release Month: January 2011

*Note: By purchasing this coin you are making a donation of $1 to the RSPCA Australia, which relies on community support to provide care for animals in need.



Theme Background:

Working Dogs Series:

Focusing on five intelligent working dog breeds, this exciting Working Dogs series portrays these unpaid, unsung heroes of the Australian labour force – our four-legged, big-hearted workers. Coin Club Australia is aiming to raise a sum of $15,000 as charity funds for RSPCA Australia through the Working Dogs coin program.

Australian Cattle Dog - Herding Dog:  

The 3rd release in the Working Dogs series is Australian Cattle Dog – Herding Dog. The Australian Cattle Dog is a breed of herding dog developed for droving cattle over long distances. A courageous and tireless worker, the Australian Cattle Dog is an intelligent and athletic companion and a loving family pet. The dogs have either red-brown or blue-black hair and motivate reluctant sheep by nipping at their heels – hence the dogs’ affectionate nickname, ‘Red Heeler’ or ‘Blue Heeler’.

Previous Release:

  • July 2010: Labrador Retriever - Guide Dog
  • October 2010: Border Collie - Sheep Dog

Forthcoming Releases:

  • April 2011: Beagle – Detector Dog
  • July 2011: German Shepherd – Police Dog


The coin’s reverse portrays an adult Australian Cattle Dog and a puppy in colour illustrated by an Award Winning Australian artist Karen Hull, set against background silhouettes of rural scenery. As well as a decorative pattern of paw prints, the coins reverse also includes the inscriptions WORKING DOGS and AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG HERDING DOG. The coin’s obverse depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2011 year-date.

For more information about Ms. Karen Hull and her great artworks please visit http://www.miniatureartbykhull.com/

Technical Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00
Designer Natasha Muhl

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