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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Lunar Year of the Dog

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lunar Year of the Dog) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lunar Year of the Dog) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.73 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Year of the Dog

Series: Lunar series II

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2018
1 DOLLAR
IRB

Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

Dog standing at attention in front of a tree, Chinese symbol for Dog at right, year of issue to the left

Lettering:
2018

YEAR
OF THE
DOG

Translation: 狗 = Dog

Designer: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lunar Year of the Dog) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

In 2007 the RAM launched an on-going series of Aluminium-bronze NCLT 25mm one dollar coins depicting each Lunar year and their representative animals. The series ran until 2018. The "Year of the Dog" was the twelvth and final coin in the series and was issued in a long coincard.


The Chinese Zodiac is based on a twelve year cycle, each year being represented by an animal. People born in the "Year of the Dog" are faithful, courageous, agile smart and warm hearted. they know how to keep secrets and inspire confidence.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2018  3,500 UNC in Coincard

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