Coin "German Shepherd"

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Name German Shepherd
Presented by The Perth Mint, Australia
Nominal value 1 dollar (Tuvalu)
Metal Silver 999°
Thickness 4
Mintage 3000
Production quality Proof with colour
Description of obverse and reverse The obverse design bears the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, bordered by the inscriptions "QUEEN ELIZABETH II, TUVALU", the monetary denomination and the 2011 year-date. The reverse design of the 2011 Working Dogs German Shepherd coin portrays an adult German Shepherd and a puppy in colour. The design also includes silhouettes of a policeman, car and dog, as well as a decorative pattern of paw prints and the inscriptions: "WORKING DOGS", "German Shepherd" in Russian, and the weight and purity of the metal. Issued as legal tender of Tuvalu.
A brief annotation The Working Dogs coin program celebrates the endearing qualities and characteristics of each dog breed and their unique contribution to specific occupational fields. The German Shepherd was originally developed for herding sheep. However, because of the loyalty, intelligence, strength and obedient nature of this breed, they are often employed by the police and military.
Designer Natasha Muhl
Producer The Perth Mint, Australia

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