The Monetary Authority of Macau proudly presents the Macau Lunar Coin Collection (2008 – 2019), which is exclusively minted and marketed by The Singapore Mint. The Macau Lunar Dog Coin, the eleventh in this collection is issued in conjunction with the arrival of the 2018 Year of the Dog.
The obverse side of the coin features a jovial dog accompanied by flourishing chrysanthemums. Known as one of the “Four Gentlemen among Flowers”, chrysanthemums are known for the beauty and virtues they represent – they symbolize resilience and the capacity to withstand adversities as they brave the frost to bloom in the cold autumn air.
The reverse side features the ‘Leal Senado’ Building built in 1784. It is located within the Historic Centre of Macao, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ‘Leal Senado’ Building was Macao’s first municipal chamber, a function it maintains till today.